The work can take a lot of energy.
If you could have solved these problems easily, I’m sure you would have done it already. And to make matters even trickier, problems with feelings often include a layer of guilt or shame.
Unlike most other medical problems, when it comes to the mental health healing process, people are often worried that they will be judged for their struggle. In fact, they often judge themselves first.
The problem with assigning blame to self or others, engaging in reason-giving, and giving up hope is that there isn’t much room for progress.
The mental health healing process starts with your acceptance to progress
So, if you realize there are problems as you do this work, that’s a good thing. Be open to whatever is there to see.
If some things are working well, that’s great to know.
If some things are not working well, then it gives you a place to start.
Don’t you want options for action that might not have been there before?