A leading therapist shares memorable patient stories to explore the key crises in life and what we can learn from them.Nearly all of us find change difficult. But what wisdom can we glean from ‘having a wobble’ or ‘going through a rough patch’?Psychotherapist Julia Samuel guides us through how the most troublesome times of our lives can teach us to grow and transform ourselves.This Too Shall Pass unflinchingly deals with major issues relating to: family, love, work, health and identity. We follow the personal narratives of 20 or so everyday people in their twenties to eighties during their most vulnerable and transformative experiences. We follow Jackson’s character-building story of first love; Rachel’s difficult return from maternity leave; Maria’s mid-life love crisis; Sara’s hopeful new life as a refugee and Owen’s well-received coming out.These are unforgettable and deeply intimate yet universal stories. They will resonate with each and every one of us and enlighten our own journeys in times of change – both good and bad.