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The Problem with Coping Skills

The Problem with Coping Skills

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Opting For Quick Emotional Fixes

When people are dealing with a problem, they usually opt for a quick solution, an instant relief that can help them cope up with their anxiety, depression or anger.

Many people follow the pill-popping school of thought, focusing on quick-fix methods and do not look at the ...

Many people take the outward symptoms as the actual problem and think that by fixing the symptom they are fixing the underlying problem too, which is entirely false. Example: Popping pain medication in case of a headache is not the right thing to do if the headaches are incre...

This is a method that makes us forcibly do pleasurable and meaningful activities to deliberately feel better, something that can help with depression.

Initially, the person who is suffering may feel worse about the activity he is being forced to do, but once the initial r...

Coping skills or ‘band-aid’ quick-relief methods do have their place as they are effective in the ‘now’, something that most people seem to want.

What makes us feel instantly better now, more often than not is addictive and eventually makes us feel far worse in the future...

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