We Act Out
“It’s a wonder I didn’t explode,” shared a celebrity in a magazine after losing significant emotional relationships in her life.
She developed severe behavioral problems though. That included a problem with food and nicotine.
I’m reminded of Whitney Houston many years back. A star. Famed and rich.
Shortly after divorce, she went on a downward spiral.
Nobody expected it. But reports showed that she eventually committed suicide through a drug overdose. In her bathtub.
How do you defuse a ticking time bomb?
Reality is, the longer the time bomb is ticking, the closer it approaches an explosion.
The longer a person bottles up hurt feelings, the closer she is to some serious consequences.
At times, the consequences can be too hard to understand - senseless massacres, child abuse, family breakups, crimes etc
Success in defusing the ticking time bomb is a delicate process. It needs extra tender loving care.
There are stages involved in expediting the process of moving through grief.
It depends a lot on one’s willingness to follow through on each stage along the way.