Life transition is one thing we can always count on occurring. Even with the positive transitions, we can count on resistance. Why is this? Because, for most people, change is uncomfortable. Although most growth occurs in times of change in peoples lives, the changes often leave us in unfamiliar, new, or unknown territory. A life transition literally closes a chapter in one’s life and begins another. It is common to have feelings of fear, doubt, and uncertainty during times of life transition, even if the changes are positive.
Common Life Transitions include:
- Job Changes
- Becoming a parent
- Entering the “empty nest” stage
- Death of a loved one
- Graduation for High School or College
- Moving to a new area
- Becoming a caretaker
Counseling will assist in gaining the tools and skills necessary to overcome your resistance and help navigate through life’s transitions in a stronger, more confident, resilient manner.