Have you ever been caught between a rock and a hard place?
I have been caught between a rock and a hard place several times in my life, at about the same time it seems. My marriage to my second husband was not going well; we were barely speaking to each other but we had both been through divorces in the past and neither of us wanted to go through another divorce, so we both toughed it out for as long as we could. That was a rock and a hard place. Eventually my husband decided to file for divorce and even though it was pretty traumatic, it was for the best. We could at least move on with our lives and stop pretending that we had a marriage when we really didn’t.
At the same time, I had accumulated a lot of debt and was trying to decide whether I should liquidate my 401 (k) to pay it off or declare bankruptcy. That was another rock and a hard place. I eventually chose to go the bankruptcy route and at the same time my husband filed for divorce because of the debt. All these things happening at once was very upsetting but in the end I got through it all and came out a better person for having endured these trials, I think.
Sometimes being caught between a rock and a hard place can seem like there is no hope and no way out of a situation, but there really is if you look hard enough and you end up learning a hard life lesson by going through these hard times.