We obsess over issues, eat badly and worry too much during stress and crisis. Mostly, it is a part of life and will go away when the problem resolves and the stress making situation is eased. At other times, the trauma is difficult to overcome.
At certain points in life, we come to the crossroads and are faced with questions and conflicts which it might be easier to explore with a professional.
Having regular appointments with a psychotherapist can have a stabilising effect and create a confidential space where one learns to articulate what is difficult to speak of. The response from a professional can be helpful, and challenging.
At times, one has no one to talk to even if you ar surrounded by friends and family. Talking to the usual support circle can ‘burden’ those relationships. Not everyone can give sustained support without the necessary training.