By no means am I an expert at dealing with the curve balls that life throws at you but I was talking with a couple friends about this and it got me to thinking.
Many of my friends, working and non working, will relax with a glass of wine, or some of them smoke. I often see Facebook posts of women frustrated/exhausted with all of the things going on in their world and I wonder what it is that gets them past their frustrations. How do they cope? Is it with wine, knitting, gardening, writing, verbal diarrhea to a friend, sex? Its easy to get through life if you have good healthy coping mechanisms. It also helps if those same mechanisms stick around all your life.
I am Irish and have always shut down verbally (unless forced :)) when things are not going my way. It is difficult for me to discuss things. So to "cope" with this personality flaw, I have always coped with wine and writing out problems. If things get out of control and I just need to escape and relax I go and grab a glass of wine and sit with a journal or piece of paper. Now not in a raging alcoholic kinda way at all... just as a way to stop, sit and relax, escape or think about the situations at hand. It a way it helps me regroup.
What are some of the things you do when things get tough or do not go your way?? How do you cope?