Being Able to Ask for Support When You Need It Most

Being Able to Ask for Support When You Need It Most

For most of us, asking for support is a sign of weakness. While we see asking for support as a source of stress and embarrassment, it is, sometimes, the best way to get things done. Plus, it is natural to need assistance. Next time you get stuck, don’t feel ashamed to share your burden. Here is how you can do it.

Don’t Fill in the Blank Spaces

Let’s face it; most of us see a “no” in people we want to ask for help. The truth is most people are willing to help. For this reason, don’t assume the person might not help you. Ask for assistance and see how things will play out.

Hit the Nail on the Head

Communicate directly the kind of problem you want the other person to help you solve and why they are the right people to help you. This will help you get the right assistance.

Show a Respectful Behavior

Showing respectful behavior increases the chances of getting support. Be vulnerable to the person, do not make the other person they are obligated to help you, and be open-minded and trusting.

Mental health expert
MS, University of Latvia

I am deeply convinced that each patient needs a unique, individual approach. Therefore, I use different psychotherapy methods in my work. During my studies, I discovered an in-depth interest in people as a whole and the belief in the inseparability of mind and body, and the importance of emotional health in physical health. In my spare time, I enjoy reading (a big fan of thrillers) and going on hikes.

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