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Dr. Jacqueline B. Sallade offers advice for maintaining your mental health.

When It's Not the End of the World, Actually

Written by Dr. Jacqueline B. Sallade, Community blogger | Jul 18, 2013 9:02 PM

She acts tolerant and secretly hurts and stews about his unromantic, tired stance. but compared with having cancer, it's nothing. It's good to have a partner in life. Another one complains about the side effects of getting off medications which weren't helpful, while there was a woman in my office this week who spent eight years in prison on false charges. Some people feel that their lives are over after a break-up or divorce, but it's better than an abusive relationship. Others can't face the world after losing a job, but it's better than years of homelessness or real insanity.

Any loss or disappointment is hard and grief is a process. But, life does go on and it takes perspective to see it properly and feel OK. Even the woman who was finally released from unjust prison term, got drug-free, reunited with her children, has a relationship and is moving on. Drowning in misery isn't the only option.

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