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How To Become Emotionally Independent

Emotionally dependent people are heavily swayed by the opinions of others, which can lead to both personal and professional problems. But how do you become emotionally independent? It’s not easy! You have to spend some time building your emotional independence muscle.

How To Be Emotionally Independent

For the most part, it’s really easy to become emotionally independent. All you have to do is stop taking things personally. Don’t take every assessment, opinion, or insult to heart. When you can remove your emotions from a situation, it becomes much easier to see the potential benefits in every situation instead of always obsessing over the downsides.

The Affirmation Method

When you’re in the process of breaking the bonds that keep you emotionally dependent on others, take a moment to think about your feelings. Each time you feel needy or clingy, remind yourself that you are in control of your emotions. Say to yourself something like, “I do not need anyone’s approval or support.” Repeat this affirmation until you believe it. Remember that this will take time. It won’t be easy, but it will be worth it in the end.

Coping Mechanisms

We should always be building coping mechanisms that help us to handle the tough times. This should be done before tough times happen, or as soon as they happen. If we wait for things to go wrong, it might be too late. We may not have the energy or focus to build them after the fact. Coping mechanisms can take many different forms but it’s important to concentrate on those that are fulfilling and sustainable, because if they’re not, you’ll stop using them when you need them most.

What I Learned About Myself Throughout the Process

I learned first-hand the importance of self-care. My life was filled with joys and sorrows, both which came with their own set of challenges. I found that the key to my emotional independence was learning how to communicate my needs to others in a clear, concise manner.

How to Automatically Combat Overthinking?

It’s important to remember that the more you think about it, the more control your old thoughts will take over. The next time you find yourself in this situation, try to find something else to do instead. Don’t waste time trying to anticipate what might happen; just act. If something bad happens, you’re not going to be able to stop it—so don’t worry about it until it actually happens.


As I was thinking about the bullet points in this blog post, it occurred to me that I have become a lot more emotionally independent over the years. It seems that every time someone gets annoyed with me or says something mean about me, I realize that their opinion doesn’t matter.

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