Transitions are a part of life. They bring change and the opportunity to develop and grow. Often they mark the ending of one chapter of our lives as we embark upon the next. Adapting to change can be hard, even beneficial life transitions tend to cause some stress. Some of these changes, such as marriage, births of a child, and a work promotion, are generally positive, although they may be accompanied by their own unique stressors. Other major life transitions, such as moving, adjusting a new city, or entering the “empty nest” phase of life may cause a significant amount of stress.
If you are in the midst of a life transition and are having difficulty moving through the emotions you may find it helpful to speak to a therapist. Therapy can provide a safe place for you to process those difficult emotions, and to learn new skills that can help you adjust better to the situation, and to begin to focus on creating a new and amazing chapter in your life.
And as cliche as it sounds, life transitions teach us the importance of enjoying the little things, the little moments, and the special people in our lives.
Some of Life's Transitions:
Living in a New City
Empty Nest Syndrome
Divorce or Relationship Breakup
Illness or Disability
Death of a Loved One
Caring for Elderly Parents