We begin our lives as dependent infants and mature to independent adults. Along the way we experience partnerships, parenthood and other bonds. In our growth we face challenges. In meeting these challenges, we develop our unique emotional capacities and personalities.
Sometimes, the challenges overwhelm us. We may falter on our path. These challenges can come from within as well as from the outside. At times like this we may become unsteady, developing emotional and behavioral symptoms in an effort to cope.
When we are overwhelmed, and when we feel ourselves faltering, when we recognize unhealthy emotional and behavioral symptoms, we can benefit from support and help. With guidance we can recover our stability, meet our developmental challenges and get back on growing toward our potential.