Even when we get to where we feel quite proficient in working the DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) skills to cope with upsetting and distressing emotions, such emotions will continue to show up in our lives. Life happens. The good, the bad, the ugly. The happy and upbeat, and then the less desirable, distressing emotions, like anxiety — they all continue to show up. How we handle them when they arise determines whether we’ll suffer additionally and unnecessarily, or if we’ll trek along on the road of recovery.