Harry Styles says he felt “alive” because of going to therapy

‘I thought it meant you were broken’: Harry Styles says going to therapy made him feel ‘alive’ after trying to avoid it out of fear

Harry Styles said going to therapy felt “more alive” and helped him open up.

The 28-year-old singer also admitted that he had misconceptions about therapy before leaving, explaining that he ‘thought it meant you were broken’.

But since embarking on therapy five years ago, Harry has admitted that it has allowed him to face problems and his mental health instead of avoiding them.

Mental Health: Harry Styles, 28, said he felt 'alive' because he went to therapy after trying to avoid it out of fear

Mental Health: Harry Styles, 28, said he felt ‘alive’ because he went to therapy after trying to avoid it out of fear

In a recent interview with Better Homes & Gardens for their June cover, Harry said the therapy ‘opened up spaces within’ that he didn’t know existed.

Singer As It Was also said it solved his previous problem of ‘emotional walking’ through life.

Describing his previous troubles, Harry explained: ‘I thought it meant you were broken, I wanted to be the one who could say I didn’t need it.

Doubts: The singer also admitted that he had a misconception about therapy before leaving, explaining that he 'thought it meant you were broken'

Doubts: The singer also admitted that he had a misconception about therapy before leaving, explaining that he ‘thought it meant you were broken’

Opening: In a recent interview, Harry said the therapy ‘opened up spaces within’ that he didn’t know existed

Opening: In a recent interview, Harry said the therapy ‘opened up spaces within’ that he didn’t know existed

‘But I think accepting life, being happy, hurting in the extremes, it’s the liveliest thing you can be. To lose it by crying, to get lost in laughter – there is no way, I think, to feel more alive than that ‘, he continued.

The former One Direction heart lover also said the closure gave him a chance to slow down from his hectic lifestyle as he was able to process many of the things that happened during his rise to fame in the boyband.

He explained that both he and his therapist were trying to get to the root of why he felt the need to be so ‘likeable’.

Alive: ‘But I think accepting life, being happy, hurting in the extremes, it’s the liveliest thing you can be.  To lose it by crying, to get lost in laughter - there is no way, I don't think I feel more alive than that ', he continued

Alive: ‘But I think accepting life, being happy, hurting in the extremes, it’s the liveliest thing you can be. Losing it by crying, getting lost in laughter – there is no way, I don’t think I feel more alive than that ‘, he continued

Returning to his days after the X-Factor, the singer explained that he was encouraged to ‘give so much’ to his liking.

Harry explained to the publication that he was afraid to say anything wrong in interviews while he was in One Direction.

Sharing that their contracts contained ‘purity clauses’, which would dictate that they would be void if he did something allegedly embarrassing – which terrified him.

Far Back: He also explained that both he and his therapist tried to get to the root of why he felt the need to be so ‘likeable’, pointing this out to his X Factor days

Far Back: He also explained that both he and his therapist tried to get to the root of why he felt the need to be so ‘likeable’, pointing this out to his X Factor days

Fear: Harry explained to the publication that he felt scared to say anything bad in interviews while he was in One Direction (pictured with the band in 2015)

Fear: Harry explained to the publication that he felt scared to say anything bad in interviews while he was in One Direction (pictured with the band in 2015)

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