HANDLING STICKY SITUATIONS
Spread the Word
Hiding your feelings is hard work. It's hard on your brain, it's hard on your body, and it's hard on the people who would be happy to help you if they just knew how you really feel.
Use a Feeling Word to finish these sentences:
When my parents and my doctors discuss my pain without including me in the conversation, I feel __________.
When I see someone I envy participating in an activity I cannot do because of my pain, I feel ____________.
When I have the chance to be involved in an activity, but I don’t know if I’ll be able to succeed at it because of my pain, I feel _____________.
When I first start dating someone, I feel ___________ about revealing details about my pain.
When my pain interferes with an activity I really enjoy, I feel _______________.
When my friends see me in pain, I feel __________________.
When I try to hide my pain from people, I feel _____________.
I feel ________________ when I don’t understand medical details about my pain.
I feel _________________ when people underestimate how much my pain affects me.
If someone makes a joke about my pain or limitations, I feel ________________.
I feel _________________ whenever I take time out for a relaxing activity.
THE MORAL OF THE STORY:
Hiding your feelings is hard work. It’s hard on your brain, it’s hard on your body, and it’s hard on the people who would be happy to help you if they just knew how you really feel.