Sometimes a Breakdown is a Breakthrough

What I'm about to say can benefit anyone, either now or in the future.  Maybe these words can help you or someone you know and care about.  I am especially writing this to get in front of anyone anyone who is going through a crisis of their on making because of discovery of infidelity. 

If you feel like your life is crashing down around you I want to tell you that a "breakdown" may be the start of some much-needed "breakthrough" in your life.  In my Atlanta psychotherapy practice I help people transform pain into changes for the better.  Whatever is going on with you right now, it's very possible that the best of your life is still ahead. 

There are times when an old way of living must fall apart before a new and healthier one can arise in its place. Too often, when people don't fall apart they just keep on kind of wobbling forward, making more noise than progress in their life journey.

It's when the old way crumbles that a new and fundamentally healthier direction forward often presents itself. As the poet Rumi wrote long ago, "Many demolitions are actually renovations."

Sometimes it's good to hold on, and other times it's better to let go. Just remember during these important "juncture points of life" to find someone to tell your story to and get some guidance. 

I'm here if I can help. If I'm not the person then find the one who is.  You don't have to go through this alone.


Bill Herring, LCSA, CSAT is a privately practicing psychotherapist in Atlanta, Georgia.  He helps people dealing with problematic sexual issues.