Sometimes you get tired of being the strong person that’s there for everyone. They seem so dependent on you to fix what they have going on. Which you don’t mind helping any way that you can but there are times when you need someone to return the favor. You have your days when you want to break down too. Sometimes you need some motivation to keep pushing through.
If you are expected to be the strong friend or person in your group it’s okay to sometimes let your circle know you need them to be there for you. Express how you feel because maybe they are not aware of what’s going on. Remember you’re the person that’s good at making things seem like they’re all together. Sure, you don’t try to put on a fake persona that everything is perfect. You may just give out that vibe that you’re fine majority of the time.
Most people forget that the strong friend, cousin, mother, father… etc need people to lean on too. They carry on the weight of their problems plus other problems too. It’s like they’re the superhero that’s expected to save everyone and put their own personal needs to the side. Sometimes they need someone to cater to them. Like I said earlier return the favor back to them. Especially if they always are there for you through your tough times.
If you know someone that’s around you that seems to be fine all the time. Try to check up on them and make sure they are actually doing good. Even though they might not always tell you that something may be going on with them. Deep down inside they will appreciate you checking up on them or even tell you that they appreciate you for asking how they are doing. Showing that you care can go a long way trust me.
Do you have any stories to tell about a strong person in your life? Or are you the person that’s expected to be strong all the time? Share your thoughts in the comment section.