How can I emotionally heal from painful feelings?

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William B. Salt II., MD
Gastroenterology
How do you bring the edges of an emotional wound together? How do you process the feelings that cause you emotional pain? By reaching out to a friend, therapist or counselor; by spending time in the presence of someone who loves you; by making peace with the one who hurt you; or by finding a place of understanding, forgiveness or acceptance. In these ways, you begin the process of "removing" the painful feelings that keep your emotional wound open, thereby reconnecting the edges of the wound and allowing the healing to begin.
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