Well, a loved one passed away a few years ago, and ever since then, I seem to have up an emotional barrier. I can't tell anyone that I love them, even family members, and I use humor and sarcasm to avoid talking about certain subjects with my friends. I am emotionally distant from everyone it seems, and it's getting me into a small state of depression where I just don't want to get out of bed in the morning. I suppose the real reason that I have this emotional barrier is because I am afraid of feeling the same pain again, or maybe even that I am afraid of what other people think. I want to become more emotionally involved, by telling people how I feel about them...I just don't know a good place to start. Can anyone here give me any advice, some tips, anything! I just want to feel like myself again.
Helms is right, but I want to add...that losing someone IS very painful, but losing someone who you never told your true feelings too, is way more painful. You should let everyone you love, know that you love them. IF by chance you lose them, you will hurt either way, but you would feel a lot worse for never letting them know how much you care.
"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." -- Theodor Seuss Geisel
Thanks guys, your tips I hope are quite helpful, and like helmsman said, I should just try and be more positive, and think more positively. Thanks for your help, I'm going to try and put your advice into action, and try and feel better on a daily basis