Women’s lives are in a constant state of change as they play many roles within the family, at work, and in the community. Life transitions can be exciting, full of new possibilities and challenges. Issues concerning careers, relationships, marriage and parenting issues, personal and spiritual empowerment, aging parents and grief continue to confront us.
Good or bad – life transitions take a lot out of you
Transitions can be exciting and challenging but at the same time can be responsible for high stress, depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem. During these periods there is a great need for physical, emotional, and spiritual renewal.
During stressful periods women can feel angry and guilty. Anger can be destructive, but it can also be healthy. Often it is a symptom that something in your life is in need of attention. Do not let your anger and fear isolate you. There are many healthy ways to express your frustrations.
Learn (and practice!) self-care
Frequently women are excellent at caring for others but often neglect their own emotional and physical needs. Learning self-care is a major challenge, but understanding and practicing self-care opens the door to assertiveness and finding your own voice. When this happens you will be empowered to develop self-confidence and achieve healthy relationships. It is normal to ask for what you need and want.
Grace Counseling has therapists who focus on women’s transitional issues. We look at women holistically, emotionally, physically, psychologically, and spiritually. Individual and group therapy can be of help to you. Renew your sense of self and find your new voice. It is our belief that when one person in a family enters therapy change can occur in the entire family system.
Eunice Weir is a Licensed Professional Counselor with Grace Counseling. She specializes in adults and couples. She uses her life experiences to encourage and inform her counseling sessions and provide the highest level of care.