When you don’t have time to experience an emotion (TRT)

First, I just want to say how amazing the new advanced weight loss videos are! They are exactly what I was trying to work around, so thank you!

My question centers around bad timing when emotions strike. For instance, today I was at a counseling appointment with my 10 year old son who has been very defiant and depressed. The counselor asked me about the divorce, as it was the initial intake. I was flooded with sadness and choked back tears so I could explain what happened. Basics are that my ex was an alcoholic and there was a lot of trauma mostly in the way of fighting and unpredictable behavior. I can see now how all of that affected my son and its showing up in his behavior now.

On our way home, the sadness and memories of that time of our lives was so painful. It doesn’t bother me day to day, and his father and I now have a stable parenting relationship where we can talk and co-parent. But I instantly starting looking for food in my car because I had to go to work and I did not have the time to deal with the sadness I was feeling about the past. I went home and ate off plan and ate off plan. My thought was “I don’t have time to deal with this right now, I’ll just have to buffer to get through my busy day until I have time to process it later”. I feel compassion for myself, but at the same time I have seen this trigger me in the past. Any suggestions?