How To Heal From Emotional Damage

Our unaddressed pains cause hurt in ourselves and others

When I was 20, I met a girl at a party. She was beautiful, with long, dark hair and a kind smile. We instantly connected.

After a magical night of dancing and holding hands, we chatted for a few days. Then, she wanted to spend a day and night with me. There was only one problem: I was a virgin, and I had to be up front about it.

First, she seemed to take it well. When she arrived without an overnight bag, however, I realized she was rejecting me for being inexperienced.

Neither of us knew how to handle the situation, and it just got worse from there, until, eventually, we called it quits and moved on. I did, however, learn a valuable lesson:

When we cause emotional damage in others, it’s always a reflection of our own, unaddressed pains.

Everyone has scars. No one gets through life unscathed. Often, we don’t realize that we lash out because of some old hurt we’re still carrying with us. Whether it’s other people or us who caused the damage, eventually, our wounds will flare up if we don’t heal them.

Today, I’d like to share 3 things with you that have helped me move on from emotional trauma in the past and that I’m trying to cultivate a little more in my life each day.

Learn to heal emotional damage

If you liked my previous posts on emotional maturity and emotional self-sufficiency, I think you’ll also enjoy this one.

As always, reading the post is free for you. If it helps you find and process your hidden feelings and lash out at others less, you can add up to 50 claps and share it with a friend. 👏🏻

Here’s the link again:

How To Heal From Emotional Damage

Thanks for reading, may it help you find balance.

-Nik