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Originally posted by sir_chancealot
Women in our society are never taught that their emotions do not necessarily equate with reality.
Originally posted by sickofitall2012
I wish men had to put up with this emotional roller coaster for just one month. Something called hormones, ever heard of them? They are responsible for the erratic behavior in most women. At least women are not emotionally stagnant like men and only consumed with just one thing. Most women have much more depth and are extremely complicated. Men are more brawn. Bad day for me to see this thread, feeling very "emotional " today.
I think that being taught to control your emotions is what leads to extreme swings in expressing them, barring medical reasons and hormones.
Originally posted by Ian McLean
If you must 'control' your emotions, you are at war with yourself.
Such suppression leads to festering dissonance, and crisis. People 'blow their tops'.
Instead of 'controlling emotions', it is better to integrate empathy and self-awareness with the emotional field. Properly valuing decorum doesn't hurt, either.