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Sunday, April 30, 2023

Psychological Crutches: Your Emotional Support

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    A psychological crutch is an individual whom you can rely on when you are emotionally going through things. The presence of a psychological crutch may make you feel more secure and comfortable.

Physical vs Psychological Crutches.

    Physical crutches aid those who need help. They may have sustained injuries that limit their mobility. In other cases, doctors may have required the use of crutches because of weakened muscles and stiffened bones because of aging.

    Psychological crutches work the same way. It provides you with aid when you needed it emotionally. Even the most physically fit person in the world may sometimes experience heartbreaks, loneliness, and emotional trauma. When this happens, a psychological crutch may soothe things better than anything else.

Psychological Crutches Around You

    Psychological crutches provide a safety net when you are feeling down in times of need. They make you feel safe and supported.

The ones who are the closest to you can become your psychological crutches; your loved ones, friends, and it can be your pet. Just make sure that they are those whom you can trust.

The Effects of Psychological Crutches

    While psychological crutches benefit you for short-term relief of negative emotions, they may not be of help in the long run. Psychological crutches can act as your support group in times of crisis, but they can also induce safety-seeking behaviors which make you avoid anxiety-triggering situations.

    For example, you are more reliant on your friends to assist you in everything that requires doing it by yourself. Psychological crutches can make you dependent on others in the long term instead of being an independent person.

    The problem arises when psychological crutches hinder your self-growth. It may be beneficial in soothing short-term emotional problems but it can also make you practice depending on others and avoiding problems instead of making the right solution.

Seek Professional Help

    If you think you are a person who always requires someone to rely on in every situation. You might need to seek professional help. Try calling an expert near you and plan a consultation.

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