Did you know that those who appear to be really strong really are the most sensitive?
Did you know that those who spend all their time protecting others sometimes really need someone to protect them?
Did you know that three of the hardest things for strong people to say are:
- I love you
- I’m sorry
- Help me
Given those three statements are the hardest things for a strong person to say, imagine how hard it is for them to say all three to someone! That’s why if someone says any or all three of those statements to you, you should pay attention, because it has taken them a great effort to say those words to you.
Strong people are strong for a reason, they have very probably been through some very difficult times in their lives, had to ‘be strong for someone else’, or had to cope on their own. That’s why it can be extra hard for them to, one, admit they need help, and secondly, actually ask for help.
Being strong has its drawbacks, as it can often mean that they are most sensitive to what others think or say about them. It’s therefore no surprise that reaching out and admitting they need help, is a huge effort for a strong sensitive person.
So next time you think someone is so strong and independent that they never need anyone to look out for them, think again, because they are probably tearing themselves apart inside pleading for someone to help them, but unable to find the courage to ask for help.