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 =====Dealing with emotions===== =====Dealing with emotions=====
 Dealing with emotions is closely linked to handling feelings. Some people see emotions and feelings as the same thing, others see emotions Dealing with emotions is closely linked to handling feelings. Some people see emotions and feelings as the same thing, others see emotions
-as more intense leading to stronger reactions than feelings. ​emotion may also be more visible physically, whereas a feeling can be under the surface with few, or no, visual clues.+as more intense leading to stronger reactions than feelings. ​An emotion may also be more visible physically, whereas a feeling can be under the surface with few, or no, visual clues.
  
 Because emotions are a strong reaction, they can be difficult to manage and some recommend that we do not try to contain them, we should let them out and express them. You probably know people who deal with feelings and emotions very differently,​ some let them out and some keep them bottled up. The situation is also a factor, we would hardly ask someone who is grieving over the death of a loved one not to be upset, but it's a different situation if someone is unable to control their anger every time a particular subject is raised. The important thing is, in a similar way to expressing feelings, that we have a way to move beyond the initial expression of the emotion and be able to work on the underlying needs driving the emotion. Because emotions are a strong reaction, they can be difficult to manage and some recommend that we do not try to contain them, we should let them out and express them. You probably know people who deal with feelings and emotions very differently,​ some let them out and some keep them bottled up. The situation is also a factor, we would hardly ask someone who is grieving over the death of a loved one not to be upset, but it's a different situation if someone is unable to control their anger every time a particular subject is raised. The important thing is, in a similar way to expressing feelings, that we have a way to move beyond the initial expression of the emotion and be able to work on the underlying needs driving the emotion.