Joni James Aldrich and Neysa M. Peterson, RN, MS




Dealing with “What Ifs” and “If Onlys”

We put our blinders on because the truth scares us so much we don’t want to see it or believe it. People have off days, especially when stress and pain are daily companions. We know that what we’re going through will change our world so catastrophically that we look away from the future.

In some ways, there are no more powerful words when used together than “what if” or “if only.” Both imply regret and a desire to go back and take a different path.

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