Why Sometimes We Can’t “Just Get Over It”

“I really thought I was over it. I mean, it’s been six months already — so why am I still so angry?”

This was how our conversation started last week.

My client had been laid off from her job of 15 years. A job she loved — a career she’d gotten used to. A routine, a momentum, a lifestyle — and a family of coworkers. And, most importantly, a sense of purpose.