Suppression vs Protection

As a child, I learned how to suppress instead of protect. Emotions were frowned upon and communication was distant in my household. As I’ve gotten older, matured, and engage in recovering, I’ve learned how to protect than suppress. I’ve learned how to voice my feelings to protect myself. I’ve learned that suppressing gives whatever it is power over me and I refuse to do that anymore. Never let your silence be the cause of suppression.

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4 thoughts on “Suppression vs Protection

  1. I grew up in a similar household. Emotions were suppressed except for anger. No one would ever apologize either. So I’ve found relationships and sharing difficult for quite some time. Its hard to break old habits.

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