In times of need, One will often look for the guidance and support of others to help make it through. This help can be in the form of emotional support, or even just some affection after a long day. We look for the comfort of a shoulder to cry on, or a friendly ear to listen to our sorrows. We are comforted by the fact that someone is willing to let us be vulnerable, weak or even let us break down in the safety of their presence. We trust them with our feelings, and are assured that they are safe with them. Sadly, I feel that this support hurts us even more. One can become dependent on this support, and can no longer live without it.
Do not become dependent on someone ELSE to comfort you during hard times. Do not let yourself become comfortable sharing your weaknesses, or fears with somone only to have them hold it over you. Do not become so inundated by your pain that you can’t help yourself. Become stronger for yourself, by yourself. Let the person you run to for help be the person you see in the mirror.