Something doesn’t feel right.
In the first place, you’re uneasy and unfulfilled. Coupled with that, you feel depressed or anxious, but you can’t quite figure out why. What others don’t realise is that although outwardly your life may look great, inside you don’t feel that way.
Although you’re a strong, intelligent, capable woman and you get on with it, you feel as if you don’t have the right to say anything. Other people are having a worse time, and you ‘should’ be grateful. Maybe you’ve tried social media groups and found that posting, reading and replying to other people’s stories helps. Or you might read self-help books, some of which are extremely powerful. In contrast, perhaps you’re drinking more alcohol, binge eating or excessively exercising.
Being resilient and soldiering on may have helped you in the past, but the root of the problem and the painful symptoms remain.