How can we help a person who feels stuck in life? We may feel helpless, but we can build trust, welcome the problem, and provide a safe space to explore solutions.
Despair, the loss of hope, is a transitional state on the way to acceptance. It shows that we have wishes and desires. As we age, that transition often becomes easier.
Being criticised is part of life. If we’re going to be happy, we’d better learn to cope with hearing criticism, and even welcoming it.
There are good reasons not to share how we feel. But, if we learn to do so, we can be surprised by the relief it can bring.
When coping with rejection, people vary in their resilience. But we can all learn to manage ourselves to be aware of our feelings, to be honest but discreet, and to move on if need be.