The other evening I decided I wanted to workout while watching TV with my husband. The only problem was that I had to get the equipment down the stairs. It wasn't heavy just bulky, and after a few tries to get it down the stairs, and a few discussions from the top of the stairs to my husband on the couch, I began to get frustrated. I started thinking, "Why doesn't he just get off the couch and help me?!" "Doesn't he see I need help?" Finally he asked, "Would you like me to help you?" Yes! He looked at me and said, "I was waiting for you to ask me for help". Oh, it hit me like a ton of bricks. Asking for help...that's hard to do sometimes. Being independent is something we all pride ourselves on and asking for help can sometimes be seen as a weakness (although that can't be further from the truth!). But, if we don't ask for help, others in our lives don't know what we need & can't offer their assistance. We also put ourselves at risk for getting overwhelmed and spreading ourselves too thin.
Throughout this week we're going to be covering the topic of Codependency in our blogs. We want you to get the most information about this issue. Stay tuned for more info!
Written by: Tamara Wilhelm