Tell us about a time when you were deeply misunderstood. How did you fix the situation?
After I had my first kid, I had some major issues with Postpartum Depression. I didn’t understand all of those feelings myself. Boom! One day, I had a kid and every feeling was exposed for the whole world to see.
Along with the depression, came a shorter temper. I had always been able to keep my temper under control until then.
I had a major meltdown at a family reunion. A series of events led up to it but it happened. I didn’t deal with any of those feelings or events in a reasonable way. I remember being angry and lots of crying. I also remember my family looking at me like
Shortly after the meltdown or maybe it was the meltdown that followed, I went to see a therapist. She was one of the few therapists that I actually liked. I would have invited her to a party but since she knew about my history of tantrums, I would have understood if she declined.