What is getting you down? As we all know, there are many twists and turns, setbacks and surprises that life can throw at you. Half the time we don’t see these coming and that makes coping with unexpected situations very difficult. Symptoms stemming from these changes in life can be a sharp reduction in confidence, depression and overall loss. Negative feelings or a sense of loss do not discriminate between male and female or in fact, age.
Perhaps you are a victim of your company downsizing or you have recently separated or divorced from your spouse. A family tragedy may have occurred or your doctor has given you an unfavourable diagnosis. Your child may have been born with a birth defect that was not detected earlier. Any of these situations can cause the above symptoms and leave you feeling dejected and a deep anxiety creeps into your life. Of course, there are many other reasons that may cause an interruption in an otherwise normal life. So how do you cope?
There are any number of potential solutions available to you regardless of your circumstance. While therapy sessions with a proven psychologist can be very productive, there is a percentage of the population who are reluctant to open up to a stranger. For those people who would rather keep their issues private there are many excellent self help books for men and women available on the market.
Self help books for men can help you to come to terms with your situation and lead you on the path to recovery. Most of these books are designed to overcome your anxiety and feelings of hopelessness and turn them into a positive energy that is needed to go forward in life. Getting to the root of the problem and offering the necessary steps to a happier and more productive life are within the pages of these books.
Self help books for women are equally beneficial even though they can be quite different than those for men. While the theories remain the same, they are written more from a female perspective. Professional women and stay at home moms quite often have a different set of issues in today’s society. Nevertheless, the road to betterment is no less important than those of their male spouses or colleagues.
The earlier you recognize the need for improvement and begin the exercises offered in self help books for men and women, the earlier you will find peace and your own deserved fulfillment.
Dr. Edward Dreyfus is a practicing clinical psychologist, sex therapist, relationship counselor & life coach who has written several books and published many articles. Learn how he can help you maximize your potential and achieve your goals by visiting his website at http://www.docdreyfus.com.