Nov 3, 2020 in Life Coaching
Signs that you are going through an identity crisis
In this article, I will help you become aware of an identity crisis and recognize its symptoms so that you can be better prepared for it
How do I fix a marriage after cheating??
My husband of 5 years has cheated on me. I'm heartbroken. Can I fix our marriage?? Is there hope for us?? Will things get better? Please help
Am I over reacting? Am I the one in the wrong no him
Ok I've been with my boyfriend for 3 years now and he denied cheating on me but everything points to the opposite he's gone to spend the night with his baby moma and her kids in a hotel he rated me put to her when I called the cops on her for her vandalizing my car he would defend her when I would bring thing up about her and he has a video of her playing with her self am I wrong for being mad?
We both have insecurities and trust issues due to past relationships... So, there's the back and forth accusations, yelling, name calling, etc. We are both extremely jealous and have no communication skills. We love each other but sometimes Love isn't enough to make someone understand that you aren't going to hurt them. How can we help each other overcome these issues?
Idk what to do
My boyfriend and I have been fighting because he found some old messages that I had when we started going out, the messages are not bad the conversations where just like hi and bye kind of thing but because I told him I wasn't talking to anyone he's mad but da whole time he was still hanging out with his baby momma behind my back and he would delete all his messages to her so I wouldn't see them
Lost and confused at a crossroads
My boyfriend and I have been together for seven years now. We have had a very tumultuous relationship both of us have hurt each other very much on each parts. But he’s done a lot more wrong it has no accountability. But my question is how do you handle it because anytime I try to talk to him about anything he automatically yells at me, deflects, accuse me of cheating. How do you go about handling
How can I get my teen to confide in me
I've been trying to get my son to confide in me about why he is feeling so depressed. He is 15 years old and a very good teen but have no idea why he is so withdrawn and quiet. Please help me I cant bear to see him like this
What do I do?
I'm not sure what to do. Recently separated mom with 2 young girls and pregnant with my 3rd.
I took my son's Ipad away because I'm at my wit's end with him.
He is so addicted and doesn’t want to do anything else. Can anyone tell me whether I did the right thing or am I being too harsh?
It's 3 y I divorced and we have shared custody of 2 lovely kids. Any advice on how to make them understand that divorced parents is ok?
What should I do?
My son is acting out in school and giving people the middle finger and running around and hitting when he is restrained and he also has speech apraxia and may have ADHD
What is an identity crisis?
According to theorist and psychologist Erik Erickson, “an identity crisis is a time of analysis and exploration of different ways of looking at oneself”. He believed that it was one of the most important conflicts people face in development.
He also believed that an identity crisis can occur at any age from adolescence to adulthood. Our sense of self can change and grow as we experience new or difficult challenges in our lives such as:
- Ending of a marriage or partnership
- Losing or starting a job
- Beginning a new relationship
- Having a child
- Losing a loved one
- Experiencing a traumatic event
- Learning about a health condition
Symptoms of an identity crisis
If you are confused as much as I was or experiencing internal conflict, you may be experiencing an identity crisis.
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If you are constantly asking questions related to “Who am I?” or finding yourself doing what you think you should do by society’s or other people’s standards rather than your own, you may be experiencing an identity crisis.
If you are not sure, check out these eight signs.
- You are questioning who you are related to relationships, age, health or career.
- You are experiencing personal conflict and constantly comparing yourself to others.
- You are questioning your values, spirituality, beliefs or interests.
- You conform to other people’s opinion instead of sticking to your own.
- It is hard to answer questions about yourself.
- You get bored easily.
- You have trouble trusting yourself.
- You’re searching for more meaning, reason or passion in your life.
Remember though, it is perfectly normal to ask questions about yourself, especially when changes are occurring in your life. However, if it is causing you to feel unstable and you are feeling stressed and anxious, then the real you is asking to come out.
So how do we know the difference?
When we are stable with our identity, we don’t feel a disconnect between who we were, and who we are now or will be in the future. Our moods and behaviours might change depending on the circumstances or on the people we surround ourselves with but we feel the same no matter what.
Now if we are experiencing an identity crisis, we feel as if we are floating. As if we have no foundation under our feet. Decisions are hard to make for fear of making the wrong choice.
We may be restless and not able to enjoy the present moment. We feel stressed and dissatisfied. I called it “the grass is always greener on the other side” syndrome.
An identity crisis is a good thing!
Although having an identity crisis can make you feel restless and frustrated, it’s a good thing! There is no better time in understanding and knowing the real you. Questioning yourself can help you gain a better sense of who you are and who you will be.
Life is always changing. The only thing that is constant is your inner self and it’s waiting to be discovered. All it takes is commitment, dedication and a little exploration to a happier and healthier you!