We all have times in our lives when we grapple with issues.  It may be relationships, career or health that are taxing our resources for a peaceful existence.  How we choose to deal with these events can either move us forward or bring us down to the depths of despair.

Of course, we prefer to fight the battle to win.  However, it is possible to fool ourselves into believing martyrdom is for the best.  As if suffering in silence will win friends.  Not so.  Asking for help can be the best move one ever makes.  There is no shame in seeking solace from a loved one or even a professional, if the problem is that serious.

There is not one person on this planet who has had an painless life.  In fact, the people who seem to have it all together, have probably suffered the most.  It takes a strong individual to find joy in the realities of the world.  Wars, famine and strife are often the results of personal quarrels that have run amok.  Reaching scales that boggle the mind.

Yet, when a person is wrestling with a particular matter, the problems of the world pale in comparison.  Human survival depends on it.

The good news is, there is a solution to every difficulty.  In fact, most times, the answer lies directly within the issue.  Listening to the advice of family and friends can always be helpful so long as they are not part of the problem to begin with.

Aiding others is always a good solution and will take you out if your own head and into ‘finding resolutions’ instead of wallowing in self-pity.  Sharing one’s suffering tends to lessen the magnitude that is built up around this battle.  Not in a ‘moaning Minnie’ sort of way.  In an honest, ‘this is what I’m going through’ discussion.

Finding a sympathetic ear while spouting off may be a challenge but once you have someone who is willing to listen and offer sound advice, take it!  Really contemplate on what the conflict is about and how others have coped.  You may find that the way out is as easy as duplicating the actions of another who has found relief.  

Overcoming one’s strife will make one stronger.  Remember, all stress is surmountable.


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