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Rebound: A Proven Plan for Starting Over After Job Loss by Martha I. Finney

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Chapter 14 What Do I Do with All This Rage?

Be glad, first of all, that you’re feeling all those feelings. As your mother might have told you, “If it’s itching, that means it’s healing.” That principle works for the skinned knee. It works for the scraped spirit, as well. You’re not crazy for being crazed with rage. And you’re not crazy for being relieved and even happy at the same time. It’s all part of the big mess that’s been thrown at you when you were laid off. Now that big mess has taken up residence in your head.

Let’s take a moment to parse some of the emotions that might be roiling through your system right now:

•   You feel suddenly extraneous. How can that be? Until just yesterday, your managers had been successfully convincing you ...

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