I really do suffer from the Peter Pan Syndrome. It is an odd thing too, because when I was newly married and in my early 20’s, I was appallingly middle aged in so many ways.
With age I have regressed. I have become less independent, and I have also somehow lost the skill to handle confrontational, emotional or difficult situations involving other people.
This is all the more alarming to me recently, as handling situations involving people and which require some modicum of skill moderating conflict are actually job requirements.
Where did they go, these elusive skills? Did I leave them in an old purse, that I then donated to the Goodwill? Is someone out there walking around and carrying my mojo?