Often I’ve thought I’m not strong enough to handle something emotionally.
The truth is that I’ve already been through a lot but I often do not feel like all that I’ve gone through makes me stronger I feel like it makes me weak. I think that a stronger person would have handled the stress better and not had all of the emotional issues.
But measuring stress is like measuring pain (something I do not like to do). No matter how much stress I’ve been through I always come across someone who’s been through worse.
It is not until I’m in a new stressful situation that I realize how my strength has developed and I’m always more shocked than relieved because I just wish I wasn’t under any stress at all.