Failures - how do you cope?
My 43 year old son has MDD and GAD and after a series of bad choices (not drugs or crimes) he is sadly unemployed, (although studying for a masters degree,) divorced, and financially dependent upon me. His ex-wife, who I think was counting on him to be a good bread-winner, works at a fairly low salary job and has filed for bankruptcy because in the absence of his employment was unable to meet her financial obligations. She has also, with thousands of others in SoCal where we moved after my husband’s death from cancer, failed to achieve her aspiration to be a scriptwriter. They live in a home with me which I pay for. I have clearly failed to raise a successful, happy, and self-sufficient son. The only success they’ve had is to produce a wonderful 7 year old and the house I pay for and in which we live puts a good roof over his head. Yes my son is on meds and receives therapy. So do I. But these failures crush him and I find it difficult to keep hoping that things will get better. How do you cope with such failures??