The signs are not always obvious, but some distress signals to look for are:

  • Persistent feelings of dissatisfaction with your marriage or family life
  • Problems with a child's behavior, school adjustment or performance
  • Sexual problems or concerns
  • Emotional distance from loved ones
  • Feelings of loneliness, moodiness, depression, failure, anxiety
  • Problems with alcohol or drugs
  • Sense that talking no longer helps
  • Unmanageable anger, hostility, or violence
  • Pain in your head, neck, or stomach
  • More emphasis placed on performance, accolades, and status, than on your own well being
  • Discipline based on pampering or coercing a child