Are you having success at recognizing the emotions connected to your pain? If you have, how do these emotions make you feel? If not, what do you think is preventing you from doing this? This is a great question to reflect on. I have a pretty good idea what issues have caused my pain. The trouble is they're such long term and deep seated issues about family, my own direction and social problems that I have no idea how to tackle them. My psychologist and I "broke up" this week and I don't have the strength to make attempt number four of finding someone who can help.