Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Quote of the Day

I certainly don't go along with the idea that every physical ailment is psychosomatic, but there is ample evidence that the mind, emotions and body are intimately connected.  Emotional distress can significantly increase our vulnerability to headaches, muscle spasms, gastrointestinal problems, respiratory disorders and a host of other ailments.  I believe strongly that the stress and tension that accompany emotional blackmail may manifest themselves in physical symptoms when other outlets of expression are blocked or shut down.

-- Susan Forward with Donna Frazier, Emotional Blackmail, p. 135-136

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