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Invisible Problem

The problem with having an invisible illness is that sometimes you need a little help; however, you don't appear to be someone who needs any help.


The problem with looking like you do not require assistance is that it makes it harder to ask for that much-needed help. After all, you appear perfectly capable of doing things the same as your peers. There lies the rub, you know you aren't the same as your peers still, you pretend and lie to yourself at times. At least that's my issue.


I lack the grace to ask for assistance when I need it. Instead, I struggle, wasting energy and increasing my pain while trying to keep up with my peers. Even worse than my inability to ask for help is my utter incompetence in accepting proffered help.


There is no shame in requiring aid. Help is not a sign of weakness, either in the asking or accepting of it. Being stubborn, to the point of your detriment, is a problem. It is one of my hardest struggles with having an invisible illness, and it is a needless one.

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Brittney Geerken
Brittney Geerken
2020年1月13日

Yessss! I can relate to this so much. Actually one of my new year’s resolutions is to be better at asking for and accepting help! Thanks for sharing!

いいね!

不明なメンバー
2020年1月12日

I think this is something that we can all relate to! I'm quite lucky as I think my best friend may actually be psychic and tends to know before me when I need to rest! I definitely still push myself to far though. I hope you find some good coping techniques this year!

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Rachel Bernardo
Rachel Bernardo
2020年1月11日

Amazing post. I also need to work on being more confident to ask/receive help. As InvisibleWave factually yet poetically pointed out, asking for help is a sign of strength, not weakness!

いいね!

InvisibleWave
InvisibleWave
2020年1月10日

"There is no shame in requiring aid. Help is not a sign of weakness, either in the asking or accepting of it. Being stubborn, to the point of your detriment, is a problem"


One of the most insightful comments that we have heard in a long time. Asking for help is a sign of strength!

いいね!
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