What Is Emotional Baggage?

Urban Dictionary defines emotional baggage as “Painful memories, mistrust and hurt” carried from previous relations, especially from emotional rejection.

Types Of Emotional Baggage

Fear, Guilt, Regret...


The most common example of emotional baggage is fear.


Mistreating your partner or cheating on your previous partner can cause guilt. This can make you feel unworthy of being in a happy relationship.


Regret is one of the main emotional baggage example


When expectations are not reached, self-criticism results in feelings of worthlessness, failure, and guilt.