People can’t learn to be brave unless they’re scared first; courage doesn’t exist without fear.
I wasn’t surprised when I read this write up about how parents tend to underestimate how much their kids worry. I see this play out a lot in therapy. Parents will talk about stressors for the family and when I ask how the kids are handling it the parents will often say something like, “Oh she’s OK, she doesn’t really …
Sometimes people don’t want to come to counseling because what they’re experiencing won’t be fixed by seeing a therapist. I hope they’ll come anyway.
It’s all right to give yourself permission to check out on Sunday. You’re not being selfish; you’re taking care of yourself.