There are times when family affairs disappoint you. On page 79 ‘Outside the Box’, there are four suggestions on how to handle disappointment. What do you think of each suggestion? If you do not have issues that are family related (include the wider family, adoptive family, guardian), consider other disappointments in your life with other people who are supposedly close to you.
I find the first suggestion a good one as when you feel good about yourself, you will be positive and maybe get the feeling of being able to solve the problem. Although it might only last awhile, it is still good to me as it gives you the encouragement. The second suggestion looking at things in a positive side is something like the first suggestion to me, except that I don't find it that good and effective as sometimes people might find their problems so bad and disturbing that they might not be able to find anything positive about it, which might make them feel worse. The third suggestion is something which I do not really agree with as if someone thinks that 'This won't last forever' then they might want that ending to come faster and feel worse about 'it is not ending now'. The fourth suggestion about talking to someone or expressing your emotions is a good one as when you talk to someone, they could give you good advice or act as a listening ear. It is not good to keep all your emotions bottled up so expressing them in any way is good. The last suggestion on keeping things in perspective and writing something you are thankful about might not be a good one as should the person not be able to find something to be thankful about that person might feel worse.