Dealing with Unresolved Issues from the Past – Conversations With Impact

As we age and begin to lose loved ones from our lives, unresolved issues have a tendency to surface. Often, problems arise from past conflict between spouses, or parents and children, which were never brought to a close or effectively dealt with at the time. Sometimes, such issues can lay hidden until we are faced with a difficult or traumatic situation. Sadly, it’s not until we lose someone, or we have to start caring for their needs, that long-standing issues start to emerge. If you suddenly find yourself in the role of ‘carer’, you may experience a mix of emotions including sadness, guilt, anger, resentment and even bitterness, despite your genuine love for that person. These emotions can turn into anxiety issues, an inability to deal with stress, or you may find yourself suffering from low self-esteem or depression.