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  1. God, just read this & thought “THIS IS THE OTHER BEST THING I’VE READ IN AWHILE,” & of course it’s by the same author as the first one. New favorite writer? Dingggg.

    Also, this sentence: “Help is not hazardous to the total package persona.” It’s so difficult to remember this. I grew up with a single mom who hated asking for help, which I never understood – except now that I’m an adult, I find myself doing the same thing. I have to remember to give myself the same advice that young me gave my mom: There’s no shame in asking other people for help when you need it.

    1. 😀 *beaming!*

      I’m the same way. It is literally a daily struggle to remember that I can (and often should) ask for help. I’ll probably write this same note-to-self one thousand more times before I truly get it.

  2. I liked this post, except I’ve learned that even when you do reach out for help folks are so self-absorbed they are unable to. After a while you just accept that all support systems aren’t created equally.