Woman gesturing "help" sign on her hand.
Woman gesturing "help" sign on her hand.

Strength in Asking for Help

How good are you at asking for help?  Whether it’s a chore around the house, asking a friend to help you move or reaching out to someone when you are really struggling, there seems to be varying degrees of seeking help and also varying degrees of what we feel comfortable asking help for.

If we are honest, most of us struggle in this area. Whether we feel like we should be able to do or handle things on our own … or … we don’t want to be burden … or … maybe we fear looking weak, it’s normal to be reluctant to ask for help.

Yet, if we believe all the TV commercials these days, “we are all in this together.”  And while that might seem like a trite, overplayed slogan these days, there’s truth in the sentiment.

Humans are relational creatures. We need one another – not in a co-dependent way – but in a way that we are not meant to go at life alone.  That we need others come alongside us.  To bear each other’s burdens.  And to help one another.

Whatever your struggle may be today, don’t look at your problems as burdens.  And don’t look at asking for help as a weakness.  In fact, one of the strongest, bravest things you can do today is ask for help.

 

**Eric has his Masters in Counseling and when not on B105.7, works as a private practice counselor.**

 

Photo Credit: Getty Images/Zbynek Pospisil

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