A situation may be tearing us apart and drastic action may be necessary before we can recover our equilibrium.
Dismemberment 1. Feeling a loss of control over situation or problem (as in “everything is falling apart”). 2. Feeling great loss, usually over an aspect of self or personality. 3. Note body parts that are lost: loss of mobility (loss of legs) or dexterity (loss of hands or ﬁngers), etc.