Came across this nugget of wisdom today while doing some research:
"Suppressed emotions don’t go away; they putrefy into toxic thoughts and habits, eventually evolving into mutant forms that relieve the pressure in less conscious ways, undermining health, happiness, and usually a few innocent bystanders."
- Linda Kohanov, from "The Tao of Equus"
Yes. They always come out sideways, as my mother once said. I love the part about innocent bystanders. :)
Better to acknowledge your feelings, process them, and accept them. Emotions always have important information to share. We ignore them at our own peril.