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Saturday, July 23, 2005

First steps

Sometimes the hard part is taking that initial first step, admitting you need help can be one of the hardest steps taken in life. Whether it's through therapy, a self-help group, or just a task you had been sure you could have accomplished alone, realizing you can't go it alone and walking through that door to ask for help is far from easy. Nevertheless, the universal big surprise is realizing that you are not alone. Sometimes it is a real shocker to realize just how many are sharing those proverbial same shoes. Knowing others have been in the same place as you, and they actually do know how you feel somehow makes the burden lighter. By no means does it remove that burden, but it does make it easier to bear. If you persevere there will come a time when you laugh again. It's all about the sharing though. In this one I invite you to share an instance when in order to survive you did have to reach out. You had to ask for help.

4 comments:

Meme said...

that was awesome, so how do i stop going to mcdonalds? i need help getting healthy and fitting into my wedding dress one year from now.

Cryptoad said...

If you MUST go to McDonalds ever and again, just order the walnut and grass salad....consider the salad (instead of the 10-pounder) as the "only option"...also, to "get healthy" if you arent already, you must find (or continue) some sort of exercise.. if your wedding dress is already made, then you must stay within THAT size...your fiance expects to marry the girl he now knows, not one that has "broadened" too much from experience....

Anonymous said...

One of the hardest lessons in life is learning to ask for help. There have been many times in my life when I have needed help but was too afraid to reach out to someone. I've been in many situations where I really wished that I had asked for help instead of traveling those roads alone.
But I am always grateful for the friends who have stood by me, no matter what has happened.

Haribol said...

hi. i'm jsut searching for help. i think i have dissociative disorder and i'm wondering how people overcome that. also, i've read that most people with that disorder experience severe trauma. I'm confused because i don't remember having any severe trauma prior to developing the dissociation. i need help. any insights? thank you.