PLEASE FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS
1. Think of a time in your life when you faced high levels of stress and multiple demands. What if another problem was added, such as finding out that your partner was having an affair. At that point, the stress and demands might seem beyond your coping skills. What would you do? How would you go about your normal routines? Would you act in ways that are not typical for you, such as withdrawing, losing you temper over small things, or being irritable with your friends? What was this experience like for you??
2. Now, think of a time when you have felt hopeless because of something that happened. What was that experience like for you? What role do you believe that your sense of hopelessness played in you ability to solve or not solve the problem? What if you had talked to someone who told you they have helped someone with a similar problem before and felt confident that they could help you? How would that have affected you level of hope?
3. When you think about both of these situations, what parts of your personality came out the most in each scenario??
***Please remember to use APA (no first person, use in-text citations and a scholarly reference). ***