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Bounce by Gill Hasson, Sue Hadfield

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Chapter 12

Bounce out of rejection

We invest a lot of time and energy in our relationships and when they don’t work out there is an inevitable feeling of failure and loss. We all react differently but usually there is a feeling of anger or depression. There is no point in ignoring these feelings – they have to be acknowledged. But it is possible to face your negative feelings and bounce back, as you’ll see from the case study below.

Annette was happily married to Martin. He had been visiting England from New Zealand when they first met. For the first four years of their marriage they worked full time and bought, furnished and decorated a three-storey terrace house. They talked about starting a family and the possibility of living in New ...

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