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Posts on how to understand and cope when life boils over.

Why You’re Frustrated and What You Can Do About It

Frustration is a common emotion, and it’s one of the emotions that comes up most often in therapy. Feeling frustrated is consuming, and though we may not realize it, it is often a slow drain on our energy. On the surface, frustration might seem simple. We typically want something, whether it’s …

What to Do When You’re Having a Bad Day

You know those days that feel like awful, terrible, no-good, bad days? The kind where nothing seems to be going your way and you’re wondering if you can just call it quits right where you are?   I had one of those days last week. I’d hit roadblock after roadblock …

Think It’s Helpful to Vent? Think Again.

Venting.  We all do it.  You know what I’m talking about.  You’re frustrated, irritated, and annoyed.  Your speech quickens, your volume increases, and you just get on a roll.  And if you’re anything like me, you wave your arms around wildly, stopping every three seconds to say, “Seriously?!?!”  (And yes, …