See That Storm Just Ahead? Confronting Issues
“Maybe you can’t see the storm that lies just ahead. But I can. Believe me, it’s there.”
Confronting issues openly and honestly can be difficult. Many, like me are afraid of the reaction they’ll get from the person they are confronting. With that fear firmly embedded in one’s psyche, looking the other way and acting like the problem isn’t there becomes the easy way out. Or so it seems. Looking the other way really doesn’t make matters easier at all. In fact, it makes them worse. Problems often just don’t go away without some action.
I haven’t faced some very big issues and challenges that have been in my life for too long now. But I see clearly that I can’t let these problems linger. In my situation the problems have grown and the result is more and more hurt to me. I feel fear of the reaction I expect to receive. My fears I know after giving it long thought are grounded in reality and not based on my imagination. To get myself beyond this fear, I will have to have the necessary support around me to protect me. With my support in place I will face my problems. I must remember that storms don’t last forever. Eventually the sun does shine again, and life was nourished by the rains. I will come out of this a better person.
Posted on December 28, 2010, in Adversity, Boundaries, Challenge, Conflict, Confrontation, Controversy, Dificulty, Dysfunction, End of Relationship, Family, Fear, feelings, forgiveness, Friendships, Honesty, Intimacy, Life, Life's Lessons, Personal Growth, Positive Thinking, Relationships, Self concept, Self Discovery, Self-improvement, Struggle, Tough Times and tagged All About Me, Argument, Boundaries, challenges, Conflict, confrontation, difficult times, Disagreement, dishonesty, Divorce, End of Relationship, Family, Fear, Gay, Honesty, Issues, Life, Mental Health, Personal Growth, problems, relationship, Relationships, Self Expression, Self-awareness, Self-help, Self-improvement, Truth. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.