"The deepest bond that you will ever share, is the one that you share with yourself." - Anon
At some point in our lives, we must have had people tell us - 'Only you know yourself the best'; or, 'Nobody can know you as much as you know yourself'. It is common for people particularly in their teens or growth and development phase to yet be in the process of finding themselves, and discovering who they truly are while undergoing their own set of challenges during those times. As humans, it is natural for us to experience phases of uncertainty in life. However, in some cases, it may lead us to question our future, as well as our role in society. This in turn is likely to instil a feeling of insecurity within us and make us feel confused at times.
Being unsure of the importance of your role at home and within your social or professional circle, feeling directionless when it comes to your goals and ambitions, experiencing discomfort when somebody asks you about yourself, or undergoing difficulty while trying to establish as well as maintain strong and healthy interpersonal relationships with those around you are some of the hardships that one is faced within while experiencing an identity crisis.
As stressful as facing an identity crisis can be, one can always take initiate to overcome it in a timely manner. Acceptance towards oneself, positive self-talk, as well as introspection will promote self-awareness and help you to get to know yourself better. One can also take measures to tackle such situations through identification of their key strengths and abilities in order to unlock their true potentials, which will eventually help them to find themselves all over again. As a result, over time one will regain their driving force to work towards building a happy and fulfilling life for themselves.
"She had become so cold overnight, I couldn't believe she wasn't coming back this time. I didn't know what to do, what to say to make things okay anymore. If only I could say the right things maybe Preeti would have stayed."
With this book, we bring you several real stories. Few are a reflection of first-hand or vicarious experiences, others are inspired by break up cases helped by the counsellors at BetterLYF.
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