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How to boost your emotional resilience


Ever dealt with a really difficult situation? We've all had our emotional resilience tested. Sometimes it feels like you just want to give up.

How do the toughest people summon the will to keep going? Steven Southwick and Dennis Charney have studied resilient people for over 20 years. They spoke with Vietnam prisoners of war, Special Forces instructors, and civilians who dealt with terrible experiences like medical problems, abuse, and trauma.


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Why Compassion for the Person You Divorced Is Important

Remembering the good about your ex benefits your child
Posted Jul 28, 2016

By Eli Hillman, LCSW

Divorce is often a very bitter process. Two people, who may have loved each other at one time, often develop feelings of intense hatred.

When parents become polarized and divisive, children feel pulled to take sides and can get all twisted up and confused emotionally. It is critical to a child’s well being that divorcing parents work to be compassionate to one another.

Remember: sustaining compassion for your (ex) partner benefits your child(ren)!

Here are three suggestions for how to manage your intense feelings during—and after—a divorce:
Identify the underlying emotion towards your ex-partner

Melissa walked into my office to discuss her son John’s angry outbursts. I explained how important it was for us to explore her emotions to gain a better understanding of John’s behavior. With some hesitation, Melissa agreed.

“When did John start getting so angry?” I asked.

“At the time of our divorce. I’m still mad at my ex-husband. And since the divorce John is a different person. My ex and I don’t fight and we don’t talk. I only text. I don’t want John getting caught in the middle.”

I explained to her how even “hidden” emotions toward her ex-husband impact John. And for John to be able to feel good, she’d need to find a space in herself to explore and resolve her feelings towards Jim. Melissa, unconvinced, shook her head, but agreed to give it a try. “I want you to close your eyes and picture Jim. Tell me the feeling that comes up for you.”

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