By Chris Stigall

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Authors Dr. Michael and Sarah Bennett say in their new book, F*** Feelings: One Shrinks Practical Advice for Handling All Life’s Impossible Problems, that holding on to negative feelings can continue to cause problems in people’s lives and the better alternative is learning what to move on from.

Sarah Bennett told Chris Stigall on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT that failing to deal with your emotions often results in self destructive behavior.

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“People can get angry or feel offended and hurt but they can also let their anger take them a little too far in terms of dissatisfaction with the status quo or just get upset without really thinking, is this a constructive use of my emotion? Should I really be following my anger blindly? Is this really going to effect the kind of change that I want? Be it in the next election cycle or sitting in traffic someone, is this really going to have a positive outcome?”

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Dr. Michael Bennett, a psychiatrist, said everyone must realize that avoiding every negative scenario is impossible.

“Life is unfair and if you don’t let go of trying to seek justice, you often get yourself into a bigger mess. There’s got to be a point where you’ve got to admit something terrible happened and maybe we’ll never find the guilty party. It will always hurt, but if we try to find the wrong guilty party, we’ll make things even worse.”

Dr. Bennett concluded by saying that unhappiness and negative emotions, like many other things, have to be tolerated, whether we like it or not.

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“Unfortunately, a lot of people have to be unhappy for relatively long periods of time. That’s the nature of marriage, the job that you can’t quit because it’s the only job you got, or somebody in your family that you can’t disown, but you’re stuck with them. You’ve got to learn how to live with it.”