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Is It a Breakdown or a Breakthrough?

Has life ever pushed you to your emotional limits?

If so,  you probably already know that surviving a crisis can be a positive turning point in your life.

This week’s post is by Melissa Dinwiddie, who writes about what she calls “the liberation of a breakdown.”

Here’s an excerpt:

It’s disheartening when everything you’ve worked hard to build tumbles down like a castle made of children’s blocks, and it’s scary to start down a new path.

Along with the fear, though, was an incredible sense of possibility. It was exhilarating! I didn’t know exactly where I was going, but the fact that I was no longer stuck in a rut brought my zest for life back.

Sometimes things have to fall apart in order to fall together.

Click on the link below to read the full article. Thank you to Mary Rogers of Bipolar Lessons for bringing Melissa’s post to my attention.

When Things Fall Apart: Breakdowns Can Create Breakthroughs.

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About Tina Gilbertson

Tina Gilbertson is a psychotherapist, speaker and author based in Denver, Colorado. She specializes in supporting parents of estranged adult children through therapy, consulting, and ReconnectionClub.com, an online support and information hub for parents. The author of "Constructive Wallowing: How to Beat Bad Feelings by Letting Yourself Have Them" and the "Guide for Parents of Estranged Adult Children," Tina is often featured in the media as an expert on communication and relationships. Her blog on PsychologyToday.com is called "Constructive Wallowing."
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0 Responses to "Is It a Breakdown or a Breakthrough?"

  • Miss Maura 9999 Charlotte, NC
    August 24, 2013 - 10:08 am Reply

    Haven’t read the article yet but ohmygosh I KNOW Melissa Dinwiddie! She’s a fellow calligrapher. I’m on the East Coast and she’s on the West Coast and we’ve never met in person but what are the chances of a guest column on your blog by someone I’ve known and admired for years?? She specializes in Ketubot, Jewish marriage contracts. A wonderful letterer and artist!!

    • Tina Gilbertson
      August 24, 2013 - 11:06 am Reply

      How cool is THAT, Miss Maura? The world is getting smaller all the time. I’m glad to be a connecting link in a chain of good feelings.

  • su
    August 25, 2013 - 7:22 am Reply

    Thank you Tina -)

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