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My daughter has been divorced for a little less than two years. She is a wonderful mom to a boy 9 and a girl 8. She has a very stressful job and is constantly in conflict with her ex although she makes a good effort at not fighting with him in front of the kids. She has had an unbelievable number of bad things happen to her since the divorce (like car breaking down, having to replace air conditioner in house, needing crowns on her teeth) placing even more stress on her. Lately she just seems on edge all the time and looking for a fight. It is really taking a toll on both her and her relationships. I'm sure she's somewhat depressed but is just one of those people who feels like they have to just pull themselves up by their bootstraps and keep going. How can I help her work through this? Maybe a book you could recommend because I doubt that she will talk to a counselor.
I just hate to see her so unhappy, but she doesn't seem to think she may need to make some changes instead of blaming everyone else. I know she needs to take care of herself for starters but maybe you can give some ideas on how to encourage her to look inside herself for a new perspective.