Debbi Dickinson: The Shameful Secret That Killed My Marriage
Huffington Post - over 4 years
My marriage started out as most do -- full of hope and promises of a joy-filled life. Unfortunately, it did not head down that happy path. Like many marriages that end in divorce, there were many factors that contributed to its demise.
Shortly after the wedding bells rang, our relationship started changing. My ex has quite the temper, and I didn't handle it very well. When he got angry, I got quiet. I buried my emotions within me.
What I know today is that when you stuff your emotions deep inside, you will compensate for that somehow. Humans are meant to feel. When you don't allow yourself to feel naturally, the emotion will come out sideways -- most commonly in the form of anger. But it manifests itself in other ways as well.
Excessive eating, depression, shopping sprees, health issues or addiction are fairly common for those stifling their emotions. For me, I drank. Over time, my drinking progressed into heavy drinking and then at some point, I crossed the lin
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