Maria OrrMarriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
You work so hard at acting “as if”—as if you’ve got it all together, as if it’s all under control, as if your losses are no big deal. You wonder why you feel exhausted, angry, numb, constantly worried, and too often sad. Painful memories pop up when you least expect them, and you try to ignore them—but sometimes you can’t. You’ve learned to hide how inadequate and hopeless you feel in trying to cope. And you wonder, what am I doing here? What is this all for? Why all this suffering?