Is it just me, or does anyone else have a really hard time dealing with new difficulties in their lives? I felt like I was finally getting on top of things several months ago with managing my ptsd and underlying issues, then I was hit with a series of hard situations and potential serious losses of people from my life. My dad had an organ transplant and is dealing with that (and doing really well so far); I found out I was getting laid off from my job of 18 years--economic difficulties, nothing personal, but still; a really close friend of ours had a quadruple bypass and is now battling a subsequent infection (in a VA hospital, of all places [yikes]), he and his wife just lost one of their cats while he was in hospital in a faraway city; another close friend has been battling cancer since almost the exact time I entered therapy for my ptsd, and she had a really bad scare this week; our older cat has just been diagnosed this last week with hyperthyroid (which killed another cat of ours last July). I know this is just life, but, darn it, I'm feeling overwhelmed. Any insight or suggestions would be really welcome. A postscript to all this: I'm feeling super hypersensitive to religious stimuli at the moment (well, I guess it goes beyond this moment; I have a very hard time with the Roman Catholic Church's failure to really take responsibility for the sexual abuse stuff and what I perceive to be their really dysfunctional attitude toward sexuality..okay, I better stop there). I believe in God and I do pray about all these situations, but I am also getting terribly triggered with religious references, so, thanks in advance for being sensitive to that.