Different people deal with different problems, and no one handles them the exact same way. What too many of us do have in common though is not wanting to ask for help, or feeling like you have to survive from whatever you’re going through alone. Maybe you might think your problems aren’t big enough, or you’re just embarrassed of talking about things that are hurting you. There’s a lot of stigma and stereotypes going around, and no one can blame anyone for not wanting to be “labeled” in some way.
Opening up about your issues, no matter how big or small you think they are is always difficult, but talking about things is truly the first step to recovery. Getting help is not a sign of weakness, but bravery. Caring about your own wellbeing and sometimes putting yourself first is not a sign of selfishness but strength.
Talking about things really does help, and you’ll be surprised to know how many people are rooting for you or have gone through something similar, or just know how to relate to pain. There is no need to suffer in silence and live your life praying that things would get better. They will, and the sooner the better. If talking doesn’t really sound like your cup of tea, that is fine. Whatever works for you is great, you just need to know that you’re not alone, and that you don’t have to win every battle all by yourself.
You should never feel ashamed for asking for help, or admitting your problems or issues. Take it day by day, life is ups and downs and recovery takes a little longer than a day, but happiness is worth fighting for.