I hope you all had a good start to the new year and that life is going in the right direction.
Life can be tough at times and how we deal with it is different from one person to the other. Some bottle it up and don’t talk, some use alcohol or drugs to cope and others do talk and get help.
How do we know what works the best for us? Are we aware of what isn’t working?
We need to let anxiety and anger out at times. If we don’t, it builds up and might come out in a different, negative way like bad language, foul moods and aggression. Talking to a therapist or coach can help dealing with whatever goes on and how to change direction. It tends to be easier to talk to a neutral person who is non-judgemental.
There is always a reason behind a behaviour. We don’t always understand the connection ourselves and might need help to work it out. Our nearest and dearest sometimes know us better than we think and can support if we allow it.
One way to help is to ask questions in a sensitive way once things have cooled down. Reiterate that communication is important in order to understand and support.
What is stopping him/her talking?
If fear/ shame wasn’t an option, what would they say? What do they need right now?
Communication should always be top of the list at home, with friends and at work.
If you need help, feel unsure about something, feel sad and unable to cope; TALK!
There is always someone who will listen.