Overcoming Emotional Imbalance– Finding Your Way Out Of The Storm
Friends, emotional turmoil and emotional imbalance can take a toll on an individual. When you are struggling with emotional imbalance, often times you may feel as though you are caught in a storm. Emotional imbalance can cause us to feel tired physically, it will make us feel worn out and depending on how out of balance you really are, it can even make you feel as though you want to throw in the towel and just give up on life.
I’m not speaking about emotional imbalance from the perspective of what someone told me. I am speaking about emotional imbalance from my first hand experience with it. In 2011, I found myself in a position in which I felt like I was in an emotional hurricane, I was completely out of balance.
The storm began with a text message that came to my husband’s phone in the middle of the night. When I questioned him, he said it was a colleague. The next morning, I demanded he call the person, he did and he even allowed me to speak to her. It was clear to me from my conversation with the woman that my husband had been engaging in inappropriate behavior with the woman, whom was also married.
Over the next couple of weeks, I began to question him so that I could try to understand why he had been engaging in such deceitful acts. I didn’t know this but my emotional storm was just beginning and it was increasingly picking up momentum. I found myself now, checking phone records, email accounts and bank statements for evidence of more foul play. With each day, I began to fall deeper and deeper into the emotional whirlwind. And then it happened, my research efforts revealed more than I was prepared to handle. My husband was engaging in numerous marital affairs with women who were also married. Friends, the secret had been revealed, my husband was having sexual encounters with more women than I could count. My emotional hurricane had arrived.
I couldn’t eat, I couldn’t sleep, and at times I was emotionally exhausted and I felt as though I couldn’t breathe. Going to work became a struggle and in my mind all I could think about was what else was being hidden. I found myself constantly going to my Gynecologist requesting to be tested for sexually transmitted diseases, I was in a panic for my own health. I was humiliated and ashamed, as a married woman of 7 years, having to request STD testing. By the third visit in one week, my doctor sat me down and talked to me. She assured me that I was fine and that I didn’t need to keep having myself tested. She said her only concern was my emotional well-being, and she prescribed an anxiety medication to try to keep me in balance.
Unfortunately, the anxiety medication nor counseling helped and my emotional storm began to consume me. Each day, more and more new evidence about my husband’s risky behaviors began to surface and I soon found myself covered in an emotional mess. I wanted out of the emotional storm but I didn’t know how to get out on my own. And then one day when the storm became to intense that I couldn’t stand it anymore, I did the only thing that was left to do. I had tried everything except for this one thing. I stretched my hand upward as I sat in my bedroom floor sobbing, with the appearance of an emotional wreck and I cried out, “GOD HELP ME, SAVE ME, I NEED YOU!” And I felt arms wrapping around me, and the emotional storm that was going on inside of me began to subside. I began finding that still quiet place within, and peace began taking over the storm. I began to get control over my emotions. I soon realized that my emotions did not control me but I had control over my emotions. I was soon on my journey out of my emotional storm.
If you are in an emotional storm, ask yourself are you seeking help from the one person that can lead you out it?
Sharon D. Meadows is a Certified Professional Transformation Coach and the Author of the Amazon Best – Seller, Journey to A New You—A Transformational Guide to Discovering Your Inner Strengths!
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