Reaching out for help is never weakness but always courage. Asking for help is a vulnerable thing to do because it requires you to expose your humanity in a world which often equates stoicism with strength. Strength is not about being stoic. It is about giving yourself permission to feel whatever it is that you are experiencing even if you are over come with fear at the thought of doing so. It is about feeling the fear and doing it anyway, remembering that a person who is able to hold your story will simply hold space for you in which you can explore your thoughts and feelings without attempting to offer a solution. They will offer you their compassionate presence as a means to validate and normalize your experience and simply stand in the fire with you as you move through your journey.
Your story is sacred and deserves to be received with the utmost care.