When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us. ~Alexander Graham Bell
Many people express feeling “stuck” after experiencing a disappointment, losing an opportunity, or facing a major life change. They are so focused on what is lost that they are unable to imagine finding something different. Whether this is a lost relationship, job, or other opportunity, disappointment and regret can prevent a person from moving forward. One way to cope is to think about your past and remember how you were able to open new doors after other doors had closed. Some losses are more difficult to accept than others, and in some cases the help of a professional counselor may be needed. As life continually changes, remember to keep looking for your next open door.