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The research study on Difficult Life Events. POSITIVE GROWTH FOLLOWING DIFFICULT LIFE EVENTS.
RESULTS ARE IN!!
## Research in the area, including this project, reveal interesting factors that determine how people fare in the aftermath of the difficult and traumatic events in our life. Evidence is supporting the notion that regardless of the type of traumatic event endured, many people demonstrate positive growth - re-newed appreciation of life, deeper relationships, increased interest in experiencing personal growth and rmeaningfulness in life.
It would seems that one important factor may be the determination these people have in finding meaning in their suffering, finding a place for the tragedy in their lives...it has become part of their life story. They have stopped asking the question "Why did this happen?" and have finally come to the answer.They have found its place...its meaning for them.
What does this mean??
First, it involves the telling, the sharing, the speaking of the the traumatic event...with friends, family, those who can help...therapists, counsellors, spiritual guides.
And finally...it becomes part of your story, one piece in defining who you are and who you've become...stronger, more in touch, more atuned to the preciousness of your life and your role in creating in.