If you’ve ever been told you have a grudge against your family members, you’ve probably noticed that they’re always complaining about the food.
Well, in fact, you’re not alone.
For some, grumbling is just a phase of growing up.
But for others, grumblings are a coping mechanism that helps them deal with stress and anxiety.
So what’s the deal?
Is it a sign of mental illness or just a way of coping?
Here are 10 things you should know about grumbling.1.
Grumblings have nothing to do with mental illness.
Grumbling isn’t a sign that someone has a mental illness, says Dr. David J. Zuckerman, director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Cognitive Therapy.
It’s a normal part of growing old.
You get used to grumbling, but it’s not a sign you’re in a mental health crisis.2.
Grumbles don’t reflect a problem with your mental health.
Grubbing is a part of our normal coping mechanism.
It is not a mental disorder.
And people who are grumbling are often not experiencing mental health problems.3.
Grudges are part of everyday life.
If you have grudges, you have problems in your life, and you’re likely to have problems grumbling about them.
You’re likely also likely to be in a difficult relationship.4.
Grums don’t mean you have mental illness (nor does grumbling mean you are in a crisis).
People who aregrumbling are usually coping with anxiety, and there’s nothing wrong with that.
But the way grumbling affects your behavior is different than a mental problem, says Zuckeman.
Grumming is more like a reaction to something that happened or feeling something unpleasant.5.
Grummings are a normal thing.
You can’t control what happens in your mind.
It doesn’t mean that you’re suffering from mental illness; it just means you’re living in the world, and things change every day.6.
Grumbs don’t cause people to get anxious.
Grumpiness isn’t like a bad mood, says Jody Cagle, a clinical psychologist and founder of the Anxiety Therapy and Treatment Institute.
People with mental health disorders like anxiety can be sensitive to grumbles and will often avoid people who grumble.
It may even make them feel more comfortable.7.
Gritting is a natural response to stress.
Your body is naturally sensitive to stress and can react to stress in a variety of ways.
So if you have anxiety, it’s natural to start grumbling because it helps you cope with your stress.8.
Grumps are just your normal grumbling!
Grumps don’t indicate anything is wrong with you, says Cagle.
They’re just a normal, part of daily life.9.
Grubs don’t hurt anyone.
Grubbings aren’t necessarily a sign someone is in a psychotic episode or needs to be hospitalized, but if they are, you should get help immediately.10.
Grunts don’t tell people they’re crazy.
Grunting isn’t an act of psychosis or a mental condition.
It can be a normal response to stressful situations.