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Health & Fitness Meghan Markle Is Right, The British Stiff Upper Lip Is 'Internally Damaging'

19:40  21 october  2019
19:40  21 october  2019 Source:   graziadaily.co.uk

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MEGHAN MARKLE confessed she has tried to adopt the “ British sensibility of the stiff upper lip ” to shrug off criticism - but she realised this attitude may eventually hurt her. She told Mr Bradby: “I have said for a long time to H - that how I call him - it’s not enough to just survive something, right ?

Meghan revealed that she was once told to end her relationship with Harry by UK friends who warned that scrutiny by the British media would 'destroy your life'. 'But I think what that does internally is probably really damaging .' Appearing to hold back tears, Meghan admitted feeling 'vulnerable' during

a close up of a woman: Meghan Markle © Credits: Getty Images Meghan Markle

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‘I've said for a long time to H – that's what I call him – it is not enough to just survive something. That's not the point of life. You've got to thrive and feel happy,’ she told ITV’s Tom Bradby. ‘I really tried to adopt this British sensibility of a stiff upper lip. I tried, I really tried. But I think what that does internally is probably really damaging.'

The candid interview, given as part of their ITV documentary Harry & Meghan: An African Journey, has been met with praise – but sadly and unsurprisingly, backlash from those wishing to defend the pillar of British culture.

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Meghan Markle admits she tried to adopt the " British sensibility of a stiff upper lip " but rejected it because it can do more harm than good. "But I think what that does internally is probably really damaging ." She added: "The biggest thing I know is I never thought this would be easy.

MEGHAN Markle revealed that she tried to adopt the " British sensibility of a stiff upper lip " when she first married into the Royal Family - but She continued: "But I think what that does internally is probably really damaging ." The Duchess then went on to explain how she never expected becoming

It’s baffling to watch it unfold, to see people defending a notion defined as ‘remaining resolute and unemotional when faced with adversity.’ Because, when you consider that 1 in 4 people in the UK suffer from a mental health problem, it’s clear that Markle is right – keeping calm and carrying on is actually extremely damaging.

a close up of Meghan Markle wearing a hat © Getty Images

Suppressing emotions does not simply allow them to disappear, but in fact, forces them to manifest in other ways. It's something we've been told time and time again by experts - and yet something many of us are guilty of doing in the vein of 'just getting on with it'.

‘People who might be classed as emotionally “strong” – the stiff upper lipped – are more likely to end up with depression or PTSD than those who recognise their need to express their feelings,’ consultant clinical psychologist Sally Austen told The Guardian last year.

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MEGHAN MARKLE revealed she tried to adopting a British “ stiff upper lip ” to cope with the intense scrutiny Meghan Markle struggle: Meghan said she has struggled to cope with the level of scrutiny she is under (Image: ITV). "But I think that what that does internally is probably really damaging ."

Adopting the stiff upper lip is really damaging . Meghan Markle . Meghan said she accepted that her behaviour would always be scrutinised — but said the negative Also speaking on the new ITV documentary, Meghan Markle revealed that she tried to adopt the British ' stiff upper lip ' - but said it

The stiff upper lipped are more likely to end up with depression or PTSD

And that’s a lot of us in Britain, as a 2013 study by Benenden Health found that six in 10 people regularly put on a brave face to avoid being a burden. It's something Prince William also spoke out against in 2017, saying that we have inherited the damaging mentality not to talk about our problems from generations dating back to the war.

It doesn’t just impact our mental health either. According to a separate 2013 study by University College London, maintaining a stiff upper lip can also prevent early presentation for cancer symptoms as British patients fear wasting doctors time more than those in other countries.

Essentially, this idea that our problems are insignificant in the face of others, that we should ‘get on with it’ regardless of how we’re feeling has fueled many a mental and physical health crisis.

So, rather than further attacking Markle for offending this so-called treasure of British culture, perhaps we should be taking her advice.

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