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There’s No Shame in Asking for Help

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  1. I’m always surprised when people believe that it’s weak to ask for help during divorce or after another huge loss. I think, in some ways, it’s a form of arrogance to believe that we are fully equipped and trained to address life’s most stressful moments. We are a society that focuses on the happy endings. We shelter our children from harsh realities as we were sheltered. Very, very few of is adequately equipped to handle enormous loss entirely on our own.

    I do think, however, that there are some very poor doctors who will prescribe meds with no other support and even more poor therapists who do not serve their clients well, so I commend your encourgement that people search for assistance that best suits them and feels “right.” I would second that and encourage people to persevere even if the first or second doctor or therapist doesn’t “fit.” Taking care of ourselves in that time is crucial and important for everyone around us, both those we have to care for and those who care about us. Investing some time in that endeavor is neither wasteful nor weak. 🙂

  2. Rick says:

    Only a truly humble person has the ability to ask for help and accept it. There is no need of resisting help to the point of being beaten down by whatever it is at the time. Help from others and helping others are equally important in life. Both have been a saving grace during my lifetime.

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