Asking for help
If you are struggling with problems in your relationship or with mental health issues, it can be easy to keep quiet and let these concerns overwhelm you. If you can’t see a way out on your own, the next step is to ask for help.
There are a lot of people that are waiting to listen to you; family, friends and counsellors. However, reaching out to them is not always as easy as it sounds. Even though a lot of us know that asking for help is a good step forward, the fear of judgement or the worry that our issues will not be taken seriously can hold us back.
In order to get over this fear start by being selective about whom you choose to open up to. People that are closer to you will be more likely to take the time to really try to understand how you are feeling and be there for you when you need them. If you don’t think anyone you know will be able to support you, it could be a good idea to consider professional help. Counselling services are primarily listening services, meaning you will have uninterrupted time to talk about your problems. There are many other benefits to counselling, such as a professional opinion and confidentiality.
Something good to realise is that people like to help, you just need to give them a chance to be there for you by asking for their help.