How Do You Soothe Yourself When You’re Upset?

First and foremost, when I am upset, I turn to my husband for comfort and guidance. The first thing I usually ask him is if I’ve overreacted and I can trust Bill to tell me the truth – I don’t know why that is always my default setting, but there have been times when he has told me to take a deep breath and a step back, which I definitely appreciate. I don’t have time to waste on false indignation, but when I’m upset -whether or not I should be- I find comfort in knowing I have a protector who will let me vent and who will help me gain a new perspective on my anger. talking things out isn’t something I used to do because I felt that there’s no point in discussing things you ultimately can’t change. I came to the realization, after several major emotional challenges, that keeping things inside is toxic, both for yourself and the people around you. Talking problems out is healing and cathartic and I have been blessed to share my life with someone who is an excellent listener and protector. Listening is an art and a skill that not everyone possesses and it’s one of Bill’s best character traits. He always knows what to say, even if it isn’t whats I want to hear at the time. Knowing I have him on my side through thick and thin is the greatest comfort of my life.

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