Friday, May 20, 2011

Don't suffer in Silence

Why do we always suffer quietly around friends and sometimes close loved ones? Do we not want to be a burden? Do we not want to show weakness? Does other peoples compassion make us uncomfortable? Are we embarrassed? Worried someone will judge us or get the wrong idea of what's going on?
Stop getting in your loved ones head. Stop feeling insecure and questioning yourself. LEAN on your support system. That's why they are there....to be there for you like you're there for them. DON'T continue to suffer in silence.
*Sit them down
*Make them aware of your situation
*Let them know what YOU need
*Let them know you need and appreciate them
*Make it clear, if needed, you need support, compassion, understanding. Not judgement.
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2 comments:

Sharyn said...

This is sound advice. A few weeks ago I texted my sister because I needed to talk about some issues I'm having and she thought I was joking. I had to ALL CAPS her to get her to understand. I know I hide unhappiness too much until it bubbles over and gets all over everyone.

Mommy's Juggling Act said...

It's hard sometimes to let it all out because we worry how others will preceive us. I've been there, done that. I've come to the realization that asking for help/support is not optional for my health (mental, emotional, physical). I will scream it out if I have to and if I'm not taken seriously then I know that person is not someone I need in my life.
I'm glad you're sister finally understood you meant what you said.