Its incredibly hard to ask for help. In some (yeah, screwed up) kind of way, to me to ask for help feels like a weakness. Like I'm saying I have failed rather than that I am just as human as everyone else. And when that help needs to come from professional quarters it seems to me like even more of a failure, more of a weakness. The reality is of course, that to ask for help - to acknowledge one needs it in the first place - is probably a good thing. In fact the deep irony is that I ''help'' people for a living. My job is to help people get better at what they do and to identify the areas they need support in.
But, seek help I have. I have a list of things to do - a kind of action plan I guess, that I am hoping are going to make a difference. A bunch of cheerleaders around me to keep me on track (and quite possibly, accountable). A couple of very clear outcomes I want to achieve, and at last a sense of hopefulness that this thing, this horrible challenging, exhausting thing, might get sorted. Eventually.
How are you about asking for help? Do you have a good support network? Are you a lone problem solver or do you feel OK about enlisting the help of others?