Perhaps you are at a point in your life where you do not know what to do. You are overwhelmed with emotional pain. Everyone will experience emotional hurt at some point in life. We may experience it after the death of someone close to us or while enduring a chronic illness.
Emotional hurt may be the result of experiencing a traumatic event or a problem from the past that will not go away. Issues ranging from an unexpected pregnancy to being overwhelmed by debt may upset our sense of balance. Family problems can lead to emotional hurt like a marriage that is not what it could be, one that has ended with divorce or a relationship plagued by abuse. Emotional hurt can be self-inflicted (e.g., substance abuse or gambling) or unavoidable like schizophrenia or another chronic illness.
It could simply be a nagging sense that you aren't what you ought to be. You may be experiencing emotional hurt as a result of post-traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, eating disorders. Whatever the situation, there is help for you. In this booklet, we look at how to find the kind of help that will make a difference in your life.