Today I am grateful for so many things in life. I am grateful for my husband and my parents, for my children and my kitties. I am grateful for having a career that I love where I can help people cope with their pain and find their own gratitudes. I am grateful for the people that have helped me along my journey to get to where I am now.
Let's admit it - relationships are hard. There's no class about how to communicate with other people and no one teaches us these skills as we grow up. Most of us don't have the skills we need to communicate effectively and as a result conversations go sideways, arguments escalate, relationships get damaged and we get hurt.
Depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, personality disorder, OCD, ADHD and so on. These words strike fear into the hearts of mothers, fathers and partners. When you first suspect that your loved one is sick, it can be confusing and frightening, for them and also for you. You question yourself and them - is it real, how do I help, what does this mean, can't you get over it, did I do something wrong?