By Rosamond Chan M.C., R.C.C.

It is impossible to avoid adversity. It is also our natural tendency to get rid of the negative feelings associated with adversity. As an automatic response, we may try to blame others or the situation and hope to feel “better”:

  • “My boss made me so mad!”
  • “The financial situation makes me worry.”
  • “If my family can be more understanding, I will feel less shameful about the lay-off.”

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