Everything Will Be Okay, It Could’ve Been Worse

"Everything will be okay," and, "It could've been worse," are two of the most deaf-toned responses to someone who has suffered a loss, survived a traumatic experience, or in the midst of a difficult time. What these two phrases do is actually dismiss any of the emotions the person suffering are experiencing. About three weeks ago … Continue reading Everything Will Be Okay, It Could’ve Been Worse

I don’t need to be taken care of and it’s a problem, sometimes…

From a very young age I was taught to never depend or expect anyone to take care of me, and over the years that mentality warped to include never asking for help. I didn't ask for it when I was trying to figure out how to pay for college. It never occurred to me to … Continue reading I don’t need to be taken care of and it’s a problem, sometimes…