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On this page, we will provide you with a struggling vs. opening up worksheet, which will help you to open up whenever you don’t feel like sharing.

What is a struggling vs. opening up worksheet?

Everybody has feelings and emotions; some are pleasant; some are unpleasant. When it comes to unpleasant feelings and emotions, people who don't want to feel them struggle not to handle them, but they also don't feel good while feeling those emotions freely. This worksheet will help you to consider both options and set the outcome and help you decide.

How will struggle vs. opening up worksheet help?

This worksheet is about considering options when you are stuck on what to choose; whenever you are making a decision, you have two options, like right or wrong, left or right. Similarly, this worksheet has two options that are struggling vs. opening up. It will let you see a vivid image of the benefits of both options to experience them based on the one that has many benefits for you.

Instructions on how to use struggling vs. opening up worksheet.

Take out this worksheet when emotions bother you, name your feelings. You can see two options available for you, list all the benefits of both alternatives you think you can have the one with more benefits, will be your way of tackling that unpleasant emotion.

Other  worksheets you may be interested in

Below are links to a few more worksheets which are closely related to the worksheet above.

Learning How to Open Up to Your Partner worksheet

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Surviving Struggling Times Worksheet


On this page, we provided you with a struggling vs. opening worksheet, which hopefully helped you to open up whenever you don’t feel like sharing.

If you have any questions or comments, please let us know.

You can download this worksheet here.

Mental help Resources

The worksheets on this site should not be used in place of professional advice from a mental health professional. 

You should always seek help from a mental health professional or medical professional. We are not providing any advice or recommendations here.

There are various resources where you can seek help.

You could use Online-Therapy if you feel you need counselling.

If you live in the UK then this list of resources from the NHS may help you find help.

If you live in the USA then you could contact Mental Health America who may be able to assist you further.

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Amanda Knowles

Amanda Knowled is an Applied Psychologist, with a deep interest in psychopathology and neuropsychology and how psychology impacts and permeates every aspect of our environment. She has worked in Clinical settings (as Special Ed. Counselor, CBT Therapist) and has contributed at local Universities as a Faculty member from time to time. She has a graduate degree in English Literature and feels very connected to how literature and psychology interact. She feels accountable and passionate about making a "QUALITY" contribution to the overall global reform and well-being. She actively seeks out opportunities where she can spread awareness and make a positive difference across the globe for the welfare of our global society.