For me, I finally had to admit that I needed help as I struggled with ME/CFS. And that required not only a willing and compassionate helper, but it also required that I get off my ‘I can do it’ pedestal and be willing to reveal a Martha who was not in control and on top of things. I needed to be ready to show weakness and not be ashamed or feel belittled. It’s a huge step for some of us.
But I couldn’t avoid the reality that I needed help. So I had to accept the need to reveal myself – and all my blemishes – and get up my courage to ask for help. It resulted in some half hearted maybes which never materialized, several uncomfortable nos, and blessedly a few compassionate yeses. And that was all I needed.
Do you have trouble asking for help? How do you set aside your pride and privacy in order to get help? Please COMMENT or Send in your thoughts and I’ll post them. You can use the Contact Form or send an email to Martha at DefeatCFS dot net.
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Be Well Again and Happy July 4th!