If you have recently been through, or are currently going through, a tough time then the answer is probably: ‘I’ve been better.’ Chances are you’re feeling anything from anxious, vulnerable and scared, to out of your depth and depressed; you might be feeling angry about your situation, or simply like you can’t cope.

When tragedy or big changes in our lives happen – anything from being diagnosed with a life-threatening illness to getting divorced – 
it can be very disorienting, making us question our core beliefs and experience feelings we’ve never felt before. There is no right or wrong way to feel, but the following are some of the most common feelings we might experience:

  • No sense of normality. ...

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