In DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), we learn that if you can solve a problem that is distressing you, then problem solving is a great place to start. But what happens when you find yourself extremely stressed out by a situation over which you have no immediate control or way of resolving?
- Your goal is to keep from making things worse for yourself (i.e. to avoid sabotaging)
- You cannot change the situation at this time and need to somehow tolerate the distress that this is causing