“Coping For Beginners” by Nancy Roman


I’ve often thought there should be a course in Coping.

Maybe in Junior High. Maybe sooner. Maybe Kindergarten.

But I’m not sure it would help. Can we be taught how to react to stress? Should we all react the same way?

Just recently a friend left for a road trip  – a vacation the whole family was excited about – only to have car trouble halfway to their destination. They lost half a day of their precious vacation and were stranded scarily on the side of the highway. … and it cost them a bundle. “We’re fine!” she reported.

At the same time another friend was vacationing a a luxury hotel in an exotic location. And there was no fridge in the room. This was unacceptable.

And yes, I could say the first friend had a great attitude and the second friend had a bad attitude.

But they are not…

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