Can THIS person give me the support I need right now? If the answer is yes, great. If the answer is no, know that there can be many reasons why they cannot offer that support.
Know that you deserve to be supported, and that there are many different people who may be able to offer the support you need. If it is not friends or family, it might be a paid professional. When I really needed it, getting support from a paid professional, was the best thing I did for myself.
When we seek support from friends and family, they don’t have a treatment plan for us. They don’t have training in being non-judgemental and they sometimes have their own agendas.
When we don’t get the support we need, it can be difficult not to take it personally. I get that. Remember, it doesn’t always mean you are not loved, it might mean more about their capacity than anything else.
Have a wonderful weekend,
Much love, Jen