Our expert says:
As you suggest, lea, though it is possible, and often useful to make major changes in your style in later life, it can be disconcerting for families and friends who are used to you functioning in the old way --- in a way, they're being asked to change, too, in their expectations and interactions with you.
That isn't to say that one should give up and NOT try to change for the better, at any age, but it's importaqnt to recognize that there will be such resistance, and Ialways like to build this into therapy, to look at who else will be affected by your changes and progress, and to plan and prepare for how to deal with them.
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