Adapting to change can be hard, as even beneficial life transitions tend to cause some stress. Throughout a persons life one can expect to experience a significant amount of change. Some of these changes, such as marriages, births, and new jobs, are generally positive, although they may be accompanied by their own unique stressors. Other major life transitions, such as moving, retirement, or entering the “empty nest” phase of life may cause a significant amount of stress. Those who find themselves experiencing difficulty coping with life transitions may find it helpful to speak to a therapist in order to become better able to adjust to changes they cannot control.
Types of Life Transitions
"By changing nothing, nothing changes."
Helpful Links For Life Transitions
- GoodTherapy.com - Resources for people looking for information and coping mechanisms for many life transitions.
- Forbes.com - Offers a great article for surviving major life transitions by focusing on 3 main areas which are flexibility, margin and grace.
- PsychologyToday - In-Depth information on coping with difficult situations and life transitions.