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Coping with disappointment: Looking for the next open door

Posted by Dr. Becker Monday, July 18, 2011

Finding-an-open-door When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us. ~Alexander Graham Bell


Many people express feeling “stuck” after experiencing a disappointment, losing an opportunity, or facing a major life change.  They are so focused on what is lost that they are unable to imagine finding something different.  Whether this is a lost relationship, job, or other opportunity, disappointment and regret can prevent a person from moving forward.  One way to cope is to think about your past and remember how you were able to open new doors after other doors had closed.  Some losses are more difficult to accept than others, and in some cases the help of a professional counselor may be needed.  As life continually changes, remember to keep looking for your next open door.


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  1. Great post!

    It reminds us all that out of something good, there is something bad, and out of something bad, there is something good. The trick is to see our reality as half full rather than half empty. It is our

    Dr Vin
    Family Doctor

  2. Dr. Becker Says:
  3. Yes! Sometimes we all need a reminder like that.

  4. Val Says:
  5. I had the best example of this when, despite having a type of agoraphobia, I moved house from London, England, to rural Wales... an entirely different environment (which has helped immensely)and when I get really stuck, I just remind myself of what I achieved. :)

  6. Dr. Becker Says:
  7. Great example! It's amazing how much a change of environment can improve one's emotional health.


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