Okay, so usually when someone starts talking about expressing feelings, people start experiencing some predictable reactions. I’ve heard everything from “You’ve got to be kidding me” to “No (bleeping) way!”
The fact that most people are so resistant to expressing their feelings should be a clue about how terrified we all are about being rejected or being seen as weak. It’s also usually a huge sign that no one really knows us and that we are very, very alone.
Alone enough to get swallowed up by an addiction.
–Melissa Haas, Emotions 101