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falcon5 posted:
when do you know when to ask for help? And are to afraid to because of shame. I don't know how to break the cycle I think I was taught very young to keep quiet.
rohvannyn responded:
I think you ask for help when you need that help... when you feel helpless or are tired of doing it alone. There are many kinds of help, too, so it depends on what kind you need. There are crisis lines, if you don't know where to turn and are feeling lost. There are support groups like this if you need a listening ear. There are medical professionals if the problem is there.

One thing that will help clarify your question, is to remind yourself that you are a worthy human being who deserves the same happiness and chances as everybody else. Another way to answer your own question is imagine that a friend is telling you about the same problems you have, and think what advice you would give them. That's something I need to do more often, but it really can make a difference.

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