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Have reasons to be upset. But cannot verbalise them. Usually keep things to myself. How to overcome that?

How can I share my feelings? I dont know how to share/express how i feel. Usually its not a problem i dont have many things that bother me. I have a very very long fuse and i hardly get upset. I tend to keep things to myself if that makes sence. In this case i want to share my feelings with my fiance. We have been togeather for about 6years, and he knows when somethings wrong... he usually stats with whats the matter? Whats wrong? ect My problem is i cant really answer the question. Its like i dont know whats wrong. For example he will say something and it bothers me, but im not sure why. I used to just ignore it, lately ill sit there for a while and say i dont know how i feel about that. I feel like i have reasons to be upset but i dont know how to verbalise them. I know its a problem, i want to fix it. But i dont know how to start. How to share without feeling stupid? Or sound like im complaining.
Asked On : Thu, 31 Jan 2013
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
Thanks for your query. The lack of ability to articulate one's thoughts/feelings is a delicate issue. I would suggest you to seek help from a trained clinical psychologist who can train you in better social skills, assertiveness training and undertake a behavioural analysis to suggest you remedies. This issue can lead to anxiety disorders/depression. Hope you found the information useful.
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Answered: Fri, 1 Feb 2013
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Psychiatrist Dr. Sushil Kumar Sompur's  Response
Jun 2013
Hi there ~

What you are feeling regarding not being able to verbalize emotions is a very common symptom of psychiatric illness. More over, you seem to be distressed about the whole situation. It is understandable that you have had a high degree of tolerance all your life, however that is not being the case lately. You seem to want to talk about your feelings with your fiancee and it makes perfect sense to do so. Identifying what you want to talk about so that you broach the subject and then take it further by using circumstantial statements is one way to go. You may also have some anxiety surrounding the whole situation of expressing yourself, in which case you should consult a psychiatrist. Relaxation strategies, yoga, pranayama and meditation also help along with regular exercises.

I hope this helps. Take care.
Answered: Thu, 31 Jan 2013
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