Apr 14, 2021 in Life Coaching
How To Respond When Your Life Takes An Unexpected Turn
“You have to take risks. We will only understand the miracle of life fully when we allow the unexpected to happen.”
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 He is 15 years old and a very good teen but have no idea why he is so withdrawn and quiet.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
Things Get Easier And Life Goes On
“You have to take risks. We will only understand the miracle of life fully when we allow the unexpected to happen.” — Paulo Coelho
Most people panic when their life takes an unexpected turn. How about you? Have you experienced sudden changes in your life? If so, what lessons did you learn? Reflect on your answers as I outline how to respond when life takes a surprising turn. There’s no doubt these experiences can unsettle us, especially if we are unprepared. It may seem our entire world is crumbling before us, given the uncertainty of the future. But this is just the initial response and seldom lasts. Depending on our circumstances, unforeseen life changes can propel us to a new future we never considered.
Allow me to explain using personal examples. I’ve written previously about how I experienced three unexpected changes in my life. The first was losing my father to a long illness. The second turning point came after being diagnosed with a life-threatening illness myself, which I recovered from. The third event occurred when I changed my career from a menswear fashion designer to being an author, speaker and coach. I could not have expected these experiences to take place, let alone be here to write about it. One thing I know: the event itself is not as detrimental as we think, but it is our attitude to stay composed that matters most. Since those moments, I’ve experienced other difficulties and setbacks. Therefore, my turning points awakened the resiliency of the human spirit and inherent powers I never knew I had.
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Whilst it is a cliché, what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger because our challenges turn our weaknesses into strengths. They activate qualities we never knew we had until called upon. For example, if a person loses a parent or loved one to illness, the shock can resonate throughout their life for a long time. I couldn’t drive past the hospital where my father died for two years because of the painful memories. But things got easier. Life goes on and if we are compassionate with ourselves, we can overcome these challenges and become tender in those hard places. It is as though life softens us through our challenges. Do you agree? Have you overcome similar hardships? If so, perhaps the wounds are still fresh, but how are you coping?
Greet Your Difficulties With Curiosity And Openness
“…there are no wrong turns, only unexpected paths.” — Mark Nepo
How we respond when life takes an unexpected turn, determines the trajectory of our future. If we stay stuck in our pain, we remain imprisoned to our wounds. I’m not suggesting we shouldn’t experience suffering. I’m saying we ought to experience all of our emotions such as loss, grief, disappointment, anger, or regret. We must allow these emotions to move through us, instead of pushing them under the carpet. So, respond to your challenges by connecting with your emotions fully when life takes an unexpected turn. This alone will help you move through your experience and allow life to carry you to the next destination. I assure you, when you experience a setback, a disappointment, or a loss, it gets easier. Not that you don’t experience pain and disappointment, just that you develop the resiliency to get through it each time.
Everyone has a different pain threshold. What one person considers painful may be an inconvenience to another. I’ve discovered through my writing and coaching hundreds of people over the years that we can develop resiliency by being exposed to challenges and setbacks. I’m not saying we purposely subject ourselves to difficulties because life will bring us challenges, regardless. I’m suggesting we respond agreeably and greet our difficulties with curiosity and openness. The curiosity I speak of is being guided to awaken our greater self. I don’t know your particular story, but I’m certain if we were talking over coffee, you would have questions on how to overcome a recent challenge or setback. So, this is how I would respond: embrace what is taking place instead of trying to run away from it.
Running away from pain is not the antidote to healing and transformation. In fact, it is like an avalanche where a rock gathers momentum, rolling down the mountain; taking everything in its path. The same thing happens when we defer life’s important lessons. Although we escape the pain temporarily, eventually it will come back like a roaring tornado and cripple us. So, with this understanding, I invite you to consider the unexpected changes you’re experiencing. If you had to write five key lessons, what are they? How have you integrated those experiences into your life? For example, one lesson I gained through the loss of my father is being more compassionate with myself and others. In fact, it has become my superpower and something I wouldn’t trade anything for. So, whilst an unexpected turn can be a difficult period in our lives, if we are sincere with ourselves, it may be the best thing to ever happen.
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