You knew life would be challenging, but this is ridiculous.
Is the statement, “Life sure has a way of throwing you curveballs” the understatement of the century?
You didn’t expect to be dealing with this. Things had been going along relatively smoothly, but now you have this major new problem to deal with. And it has changed everything.
Whether it’s a health issue in yourself or family member, a divorce or separation, a job loss, a concern about a loved one, or some other major change, this wasn’t what you had planned and it’s definitely causing you increased stress. You’re feeling anxious and overwhelmed, worried about the future and how long this will last. There is not enough time or space in the day, not enough energy in your system, to deal with this issue in the way you’d like.
It’s hard to know who to go to for help.
Your friends or family want to support you, but they don’t seem to know what to say, and you’re worried about talking about this so much. You don’t want to burn them out, so maybe you stop talking to them, but that just creates loneliness and disconnection from those around you.