Dr. O'Connor in Psychology Today

Dr. O'Connor recently published an article in Psychology Today entitled "How to Live with Survivor's Guilt: It’s hard to be happy when someone you love is suffering."

"Feeling a form of survivor's guilt can be normal in daily life. The angst that grabs you when you win an award and your coworker is unrecognized, or when you realize you’re still in love with your husband while your best friend is recently divorced and certain she’ll be alone forever—that awful feeling that comes like a weight on your shoulders, pushing you down, that may be survivor's guilt. It’s so under the surface we rarely recognize it—it feels like waves of inexplicable anxiety, or depression."

Read the full article here.