The hardest part of the process for Cheryl has been taking responsibility for her behavior. "It's so easy to just sit back and have a pity party," she says. "I had to take a step back and say, 'You know what? This isn't anyone else's problem—this is my problem.'"
Dr. Robin says that resting when you're tired, taking time to do things you want to do, such as exercise, and nurturing yourself are important parts of reclaiming your identity. "The word that comes to me is 'boldness,'" says Dr. Robin. "As you're launching your comeback, [you're] inviting a bold woman to grow herself up in [you]."