Navigating Life Transitions for Meaning
How often do we experience transitions? Essentially, every day! But despite their frequency, we experience some transitions as deeply disruptive. Being diagnosed with a chronic illness, experiencing major changes at work, or undergoing role changes such as divorce cause us anxiety because they threaten our views of our life. If life no longer makes sense, or valued goals are lost, or we lose contact with caring others, our meaning in life is damaged. To successfully complete the challenging transition, we need to rebuild our meaning in life. In this book, psychologists with expertise in domains such as identity, work, and health present up to date information on how specific transitions threaten meaning in life, and what how that meaning can be restored.