OP, I agree that we get some relief if we share our emotional pain, but only to those people who really care/love, a true well wisher who is ready to listen/empathize. Else it will enhance our pain/backfire. May be talking to almighty or crying or praying may help than talking to people who dont care. Very nice analysis @SGBV . Sometimes, even being alone in our own world help us to heal better. This may vary from person to person. Same with physical pain, when you are in severe pain ( if it is above > 7 in 1-10 scale, in my own experience), the whole world will stand still in front of you. You have no one to help. Even sharing will not help. Only you can understand it. There will be nothing other than pain. You don't recognize anyone. Finally you reach a neutral state where you dont care about anything,even death. Sharing wont help much with severe pain. May be for small discomforts it may. Whatever it may be, I realized one thing. You are all alone. You came to this world alone and you go back alone. You have to face the pain alone and heal it alone. No one else can help beyond a limit.