Asking for help can be tough. Thatís hard to accept if weíve been taught from early in life that we need to be independent, strong and self-sufficient. Yet
there are times when life can seem overwhelming. Events or life situations may leave us feeling confused, troubled, depressed and unsure of how to
make things better. It might be work situations, family, school issues or a host of other common life situations. At such times most of us usually see
One is to tough it out, doing what we can while ignoring the rest and hoping things turn out okay. This approach, even if we finally muddle through, can
cause tremendous amounts of stress and anxiety, and sometimes leads to much bigger and more serious problems. The second option is turning to
family or friends. Thatís not a bad thing if those we trust with our fears and problems truly are understanding and able to offer meaningful support and
help. But sometimes family or friends are not available, or donít have the experience or the time to provide needed assistance. Thatís when itís time to
consider a third option Ė professional help.
Seeking out a counselor can be a difficult choice. Itís not only asking for help, but doing so with a stranger, one you have to pay. Counseling
professionals are trained to help people feeling overwhelmed and unsure of what steps to take next. They donít dictate cures to clients, but rather help
their patients uncover recognize that your problems are real and that you want to do something about them.
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