Next time life throws you a curveball you might just want to suck it up instead of whining about it to anyone who’ll listen. A new study from the University of Buffalo claims that, contrary to conventional wisdom, people who do not express their feelings after a traumatic event actually end up coping better than people who are encouraged to share their feelings. For example, instead of urging students to seek counseling after something as intense as a school shooting, the study suggests that most people will cope just fine as time goes by. “We should be telling people there is likely nothing wrong if they do not want to express their thoughts and feelings after experiencing a collective trauma,” said the lead author of the study. “In fact, they can cope quite successfully and, according to our results, are likely to be better off than someone who does want to express his or her feelings." (ScienceDaily.com)

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