I can totally relate to needing my emotions to just be validated!!! Sometimes I get so annoyed with all of the advice giving because it’s like uhh yeah thats great BUT I STILL HAVE EMOTIONS!
My best friend is really good at this, she says to me all of the time ‘how you’re feeling is completely valid’… even if my thinking or emotions are a little cray lol
I have been learning at school in my counseling classes about how important it is to ‘reflect emotions’ and ‘validate emotions’. It’s been great practice for me and I’ve been trying to do it more for other people like my family and friends. It’s also helpful for me to be the same way to myself.
I’m so glad that you were able to find someone that can validate your emotions like you deserve!
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