We all journey through many stages in life. Sometimes these stages are natural progressions and sometimes we are the ones responsible for making the major life decisions. Regardless of the manner in which these transitions arise, and regardless of whether or not these transitions are positive or negative, the mere change in one’s routine can cause havoc to our equilibrium, both physiological and emotional.
It’s true we have built-in mechanisms to fight many of these battles; however, most of us experience an overwhelming exhaustion, stress, fear, frustration, and/or depression that may go undetected while going through the change until the transition is complete. Coping with these life’s transitions can be so overwhelming that we can simply become paralyzed.
- Every transitional phase of life brings stress.
- Coping with stress is a key issue for human survival and evolution.
- There are many types of change and varying degrees of impact.
- The process to cope with change takes about 6-12 months…sometimes longer.
- Transitions can involve serious hazards AND windows of opportunity for growth.
Therapy can help you recognize the potentials in yourself to adjust to changes outside yourself. It can also help you get in touch with what is enduring, such as your values, strengths, social support system, and spiritual wellness.
If you are struggling through any of the following transitional phases, please call Dr. Susie for your appointment at 954.294.7036 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Blended Families
- Moving in Together
- Marital Reconciliation
- Trouble with In-Laws
- Change in Number of Arguments with Spouse/Partner
- Sexual difficulties
- Death of a Close Friend
- Death of Spouse
- Major personal Injury/Illness
- Gain of new family member
- Change of health status of family member
- Change in number of family get-togethers
- Son or Daughter leaving Home
- Partner begins or stops work
- Change in personal habits (Self or family)
- Empty Nest Syndrome
- Beginning or Ending School
- Outstanding Personal Achievement
- Change in Living Conditions
- Change in recreation
- Change in church activities
- Change in social activities
- Change in sleep habits
- Change in eating habits
- Minor violations of the law
- Other Legal Problems
- Change in Responsibilities at Work
- Trouble with Boss
- Change in work hours
- Loss of Job
- Looking for Job
- Business readjustment
- Change to Different Occupation
- Foreclosure of Mortgage or Loan
- Change in Financial Status