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Is finding peace in feeling sad wrong

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I find peace in feeling sad, I’m confused? I don’t like it but I still seem to try keep my life heatable. Idk why but being sad comforts me so I do things that I know harms me but I don’t mind but at the same time I do. I want to avoid being too bubbly and happy, why?


Hey there!
It’s totally okay to feel confused about your emotions, especially when you find comfort in sadness. You’re not alone in this, and it’s actually quite brave to acknowledge your feelings and talk about them. Let’s break it down in a way that makes sense for you.
Feeling sad sometimes doesn’t mean you’re doing something wrong. Emotions are like colours on a palette, and we all have different shades within us. So, it’s alright to have moments of sadness. It’s like your emotional safety net. But it’s also okay to want to understand why you feel this way.
You mentioned doing things that might harm you, and that’s something to be careful about. It’s like trying to fix a broken toy with a hammer; it might not help. Instead, try talking to someone you trust, like a friend, a family member, or a school counsellor. They can listen and help you figure things out.
There are also professionals, like therapists and counsellors, who are experts at helping people understand their emotions. They can teach you ways to cope with those feelings in a healthier way. Here is an article from the Childline website which you may find helpful,
And if you ever need someone to talk to right now, Childline is here for you. You can give us a call for free at 1800 66 66 66, or you can chat with us online at (Just click on the orange Live Chat tab to start the chat). We specialize in helping young people like you deal with all sorts of emotions, and we’re really good at it!
So, remember, it’s brave to talk about your feelings and seek help when you need it. You’re not alone, and there are people and services out there ready to support you on this journey of understanding your emotions.
All the best,

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