What is going on in your life?
Stressful relationships, anxiety, depression, work problems, mental health concerns and many more situations can become too overwhelming for us to even think about clearly, let alone change effectively.
There are so many reasons why people avoid or put off asking for help. Maybe they are self-conscious, embarrassed, scared of the consequences or of looking weak. I am currently doing some writing on this topic because I too used to be someone who avoiding asking for help – almost at all costs. In fact I still find it hard, but I’m better at it.
Unfortunately when something serious is going on, the chances of it getting better on its own is low. So what is stopping you?
Do you really want the current situation to be the same tomorrow, next week or next year?
Are other people getting hurt as well?
Maybe it’s time to take a good hard look at things – consider all your options. Sometimes it’s easier to talk to someone who is outside the situation, as friends and family can be too emotionally involved themselves, and not able to give balanced advice.
Don’t forget that you do not have to tell people everything – only what you are comfortable disclosing at that time.
Most importantly, if you do not feel safe in your situation please tell someone soon.
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