Change is the Only Constant—The Personal Side

College, graduate school, marriage, home buying, business ownership, parenting and loss—these are just some of the changes I have experienced in life. I am going to be completely vulnerable in this piece and say that even though I have never been diagnosed with it, nor had trouble at work because of it, I am pretty sure I have had some form of adjustment disorder a couple of times in my life.

Parenting is a huge adjustment. As is getting married and combining your life with someone else’s.  These are the first two that come to mind, but I have experienced many changes in my life and I have not always done so with grace. I have felt anxious adjusting to learning to care for my children—especially since they do not come with individualized instruction manuals and each have their own unique needs. I have felt sad burying those I love and trying to figure out how I will live my life without them. I have not acted out in my seasons of change, but I have most definitely experienced strong emotions (as I talked about in the practical blog on this piece).

My people and my positive coping skills are what have helped me weather and embrace change most.  My people are my husband, my family, my friends and yes, at times, a therapist. My coping skills are the positive ways I have learned over the years to calm and care for myself when life gets tough. These skills and these people are what have gotten me through.

If you are in a tough life season, we can help. Our experienced therapists can provide the warmth and empathy you need to feel heard and learn new ways to cope. Armed with support and calming strategies, you can face whatever change is coming your way and do so with confidence and peace. If you need help, please contact Life Enhancement Counseling Services today at 407-443-8862 to schedule an appointment.


Yolanda Brailey