I’m glad that Tammy was willing to share this story. I think it really helps to know that those of us who might feel like it’s weak to ask for help are not alone in that thought, but we are also wrong about that.
“The thing is, whether you are dealing with relationship struggles, self-esteem issues, or mental health challenges, my best advice for you is to ask for help. You do not need to face any of it alone. And having someone by your side may not take the pain away or resolve the problem, but it will help. So speak up and stay strong.”
The other thing I love about that quote above, is something I see in between the lines, “having someone by your side may not take the pain away or resolve the problem, but it will help”
So, if you know someone who needs help, it’s not on you to solve the problem, it’s on you to stand by their side.
I’ve said it many times, I know, but I’m going to keep saying it until people understand that the thing we all need, more than anything, are friends and family that simply sits with us in our pain. We clearly don’t have enough of that going on.