Posts by Rebekah Moan

Rebekah Moan is a professional writer and editor. She blogs every Sunday at Another World is Probable. Her book Just a Girl from Kansas: One Woman's Dreams are Ant-sized Compared to What Lay Ahead is available in bookstores now. 

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Asking for Help instead of Bearing Pain Alone

“Pain is not a sign of weakness, but bearing it alone is a choice to grow weak.” ~Lori Deschene

When given the chance, I would much rather bear pain on my own, thank you very much. It’s incredibly difficult for me to be vulnerable and ask for help. To share my pain with someone else.

I think partly it’s from my upbringing—living in the U.S., self-sufficiency is valued. We so often praise the individual who has done extraordinary things and see it as a sign of strength that they accomplished all of it on their own.

I can understand that;