Offering a realistic and compassionate perspective, Dr. Pablo Polischuk explores the complex emotional consequences of suffering. Touching on questions such as the nature and definition of pain, and the degree to which expectations play into our reactions to it, Polischuk offers a nuanced and practical understanding based on a careful understanding of scripture. He explains that suffering is fundamentally an attribution of meaning to reality, and demonstrates how culture, arts, literature, media, popular stories, friends, and other influences in large part determine our reactions to pain. Adopting a balanced posture, and an intimate, warm demeanor, Polischuk ultimately discusses the relevance of God to suffering, and practical ways of coping with it.