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Why We Should Not Fear Asking Others for Help

“Asking for help is not a burden nor a sign of weakness; it is a sign of humanness.”Joan Rosenberg, Ph.D., psychologist, and professor at Pepperdine University.Why is it so difficult for us to ask other people for help — be it a friend, colleague, or stranger? The sheer thought of it creates anxiety and stress for us.Asking for help is uncomfortable. We do not want to appear weak.

We do not wish to impose on anyone.We do not want to risk being embarrassed or humiliated if people say no. Or worse, we worry that others will judge us if we request their assistance with any matter.The problem lies in the fact that our society dictates that we should be strong, independent, and self-reliant.In reality, we can make our lives so much simpler by

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