Is it easy for you to ask for help when you need it, or do you prefer to rely only on yourself? Why?
Now that is a good question. I ask for help on small things, for instance; I will ask my mom to do small things for me such as putting hems in the school uniforms for my girls. The reason I ask her is two-fold; one is because I often find that there are not enough hours in the day and my mom is a very good seamstress. She will then sit there patiently in the sun, and hand stitch the hems perfectly.
There is another reason I ask certain people small things; that is because I feel that everyone needs to be needed, and often when people reach the age of the children being all grown up and their previously hectic lives have slowed down so much, they no longer feel wanted of needed.
When it comes to my own emotional things; when I get all dark and broody – then I don’t want help. That is when I have a desperate need to help myself. I think when one has experienced being medicated and placed in therapy or hospitalised for this condition the realisation becomes very clear (well, to me anyway) that only I can help myself.