Today has been a real crap day (and it's only 12:30). My life, to say the least, is filled with intense stressors that have literally left me breathless. I know that Sarno says that it isn't necessary to remedy the stressors in your life in order to heal, but I'm looking for guidance on how to deal with aspects of my life that seem to be key in making my pain worse. For example, I have a very tumultuous marriage that is a result of several moves (Three!!) in the last year for his job, which ultimately landed us back in his hometown. This is a very bad move for me for numerous reasons, including now living 5 minutes away from my in-laws with whom I have a VERY tension-filled relationship. With that said, my question is this. How do I contend with these factors that are, without a doubt, causing sickness within me? I feel as though I'm trapped in my circumstances, and for that reason, I feel that healing will be impossible. It's very frustrating to work so hard at trying to understand and better yourself when you are surrounded by things that make you very unhappy and suffocated. As a side note and additional question, I have sought out therapy and it has been invaluable to me. However, my wonderful therapist is now 4 hours away, and I only get to see her maybe once a month. But here's the question: she is primarily a cognitive behavioral therapist and I know that Sarno states he doesn't believe this type of therapy is beneficial for TMS. Thoughts? Am I wasting my time and money on CBT? I personally feel I get a great deal of help from the sessions, but if it's not getting to the root cause of my TMS, what's a girl to do? Thanks in advance!