Meet Marcella, a 28-year old individual capable of feeling and expressing really intense emotions. On the one hand, she could be the life of the party. Leading activities, interacting with everyone and participating in fun, adventurous antics. She could have a conversation with anyone and often enjoyed interacting with all different types of people. On the other hand, if folks want to do something she’s not in the mood for, she would become angry and even ditch them altogether. Although she is capable of making a great first impression, any relationships she has (friends, family, colleagues, romance) tend to be volatile and end in falling outs. Outbursts, emotional and physical, are predictably unpredictable. As a result, Marcella has a difficult time really holding on to long-term relationships. She would even say she could feel so alone in a crowded room.
Sometimes, Marcella would go through these periods of almost disappearing from society, being slow to answer texts and emails or staying home for days without an explanation. Even when she wasn’t around her friends, her emotions would get the best of her. When she felt extremely lonely, she’d begin searching the internet for her next romantic partner.
Marcella was once over the moon in love with an individual named Chris. It was like love at first sight and she couldn’t stop talking about him. However, she broke up with him at one point when he didn’t immediately respond to a gift she had sent him for his birthday. Chris then became the most evil, malicious, untrustworthy person in her eyes. Though Marcella initiated the breakup, it was still extremely difficult for her. She felt alone, rejected, lost, conflicted, and confused about her feelings.
These issues weren’t limited to her romantic relationships. When things really got stressful, she’d go into this mode of feeling really detached… almost separated from her body and the world around her. Her behaviors would also be erratic and risky as she got “bored” with life. She once was arrested for shoplifting and another time for reckless driving.
Marcella had also been to a number of therapists beginning when she was young. She had been diagnosed with a number of different disorders and placed on medication. The meds helped with some things but seemed to make other things worse. As a result, her doctors often changed up her medications throughout the years in an attempt to respond to her stressors and help her stabilize her emotions.
After Marcella had broken up with Chris, she began cutting her arms. At one point, a colleague had noticed the scabs. This was quite embarrassing for Marcella who then began exploring other forms of treatment – finally finding somebody who truly understood her and could actually help her
If you resonated with at least 5 of the items on the list, some form of therapy that is geared towards helping you understand who you are at your core and where your “superpowers” (as we call them) are sourced would go a long way in helping you manage those intense, seemingly uncontrollable emotions and outbursts. There are a lot of great individuals out there who could help you, but if you’re interested in the Spiritual and Metaphysical forms of approach, then like, share, and comment. You can also become a member and work with us to overcome this and live to your full potential.