what do you do when everything seems to be falling apart?

United States
June 22, 2008 4:11pm CST
What do you do if one day you come to realize that nothing in your life is working right now? For example, a few days ago I came home and sat in the middle of my living room floor crying because the last thread on which my sanity was hanging had broken. Every day I come to work I seem to get no respect from those around me. I am a research assistant, a medical student who has completed my first year of school. These past eight months have been the most stressful of my entire life. I was looking forward with trepidation towards summer and performing research and working with patients only to find out that there was nothing harder than dealing with nurses. They just don't want to help me. I have tried talking to them in so many different ways. The entire time I blamed them. After I had my cry and looked at my messy apartment and thought about all the things I had not yet done, I decided I can either give into the feeling of worthlessness and give up or I can pick up the pieces and start over. I chose the latter and with my own attitude change I hope for better days! Tell me of a tough situation you have been in and the steps you have taken to resolve it.
3 responses
• Philippines
22 Jun 08
There were times when I feel like giving up. The only person whom I always count on during those difficult time was God. I've poured out all things to Him. Sometimes when I could not take it anymore, I would ask God to comfort me even just for a while and surprisingly those tough things will lighten up.
@chej18 (915)
• United States
22 Jun 08
I been to a completely stressfull life recently,I got the feelings that everything i accomplish for more years and what i do is falling apart one by one infront of me.It things happened like this it is normal to a person to cry,because we got emotions.But never in my life i lost hope.I always said "You can go back in line","You can do it!"."Dont put so hard in your self","Breath and it will be ok!"But i dont give up.I always think that if the windows is close there another windows will be open for you.And i tried to relax and solve the things one by one.Goodluck operelmuter.It will be ok! Greetings from Che!
@fwidman (11515)
• United States
22 Jun 08
Hooray for a new attitude! I've been through some time times in life, mostly a divorce and can tell you that it is very easy to give in to those feelings of worthlessness. It is better to pick up the pieces and go forward.