Ask Abdi: Should I stay in or leave my marriage?
QUESTION: About six months ago, I purchased Shadows on the Path. It inspired me to adopt a daily meditation practice and seek some personal therapy. Since that time, my life has turned upside down.
ANSWER: In situations such as the one you find yourself in, it is best to go deep within to find what the next step is. Regardless of whether you stay or go, first and foremost you have to learn to tolerate your own feelings. To jump into or leave any situation to get relief usually does not alter the feelings. They will come right back up, sometimes immediately, sometimes much later. But feelings can not be punked, they need to be faced and understood.