Other life transitions come from positive experiences such as getting married, going to college, start a new job, moving to a new city, or give birth to a child. Although such events are usually planned and anticipated, can be equally life-altering events such as unexpected. Whether positive or negative, life transitions make us to leave behind the familiar and force us to adapt to new ways of living, at least temporarily. They can leave us totally unprepared and we may be thrown into a personal crisis, feeling shocked, angry, sad and withdrawn. Examples of life transitions Life transitions can include any of the following:? Accidents? Buying a home? Changing jobs? Divorce? Getting married? Having a baby? Leaving for college? Relocation? Retirement? Selling a home? Serious illness? Significant loss (of a person, work, company, or not important)? Start a career stages of life transitions Successfully moving through a life transition usually means experiencing the following steps: 1. Experience a range of negative feelings (anger, anxiety, confusion, drowsiness, doubt). 2. True to the loss of self esteem.

3. Start accepting the change. 4. Recognize that you need to leave the past behind and take the future. 5. Begin to feel hopeful about the future.

6. Feel increased self-esteem. 7. Develop an optimistic vision of the future. The process of moving through a transition does not always in order, in these nice, predictable stages. People often move through the process in different ways, often cycling back and forth between phases. Coping skills Life Transitions are often difficult, but have a positive side, too.