Let’s Normalize Having Conflicting Emotions

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Did you know it’s normal to carry two very conflicting emotions at once?

Sure is.

But we’ve done ourselves a vast disservice about talking about emotion in the context of adversity and life change as a single emotion subject.

Someone dies: you feel only sadness.
Finding out a friend is pregnant: only joy.
Life with chronic pain: only