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I Hate Asking For Help

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    I always hate the idea of asking

    for help and delegating work to others. I enjoy doing things by myself and getting the work done with no body to blame but me if ever things don't go as plan, even if it gets really difficult that I hardly sleep any more. But of course, there will be times that you'll need to...
    hopelessaddict hopelessaddict 26-30, F May 21, 2014

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    Especially when it comes to emotional issues :/

    I've already got that help, so I hardly ever listen to any other opinion.
    MadNocturnes MadNocturnes 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 9, 2014

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    One Time I Asked For Help.

    I met this girl who was all like you can talk to me about anything, I'll help, I swear and stuff. So I finally told her about my most miserable, when I was raped and all she said was, "rape happens to a million girls in the world, get over it. why should I bother when it doesn't...
    Broken2412 Broken2412 18-21, F 5 Responses Oct 17, 2013

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    During the rare times

    that I need help, I cling onto my pride by tooth and nail.
    baconette baconette 18-21 Sep 21, 2014

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    I don't wanna be "that guy"

    that tries to sound all tough and manly like: "Oh bruh I'm a man I don't ask nobody for help cause men just don't do that" but I don't ask for help hardly ever.. I'm actually pretty worried cause nobody wants to talk to a guy that needs help or is depressed. And the thing is if...
    ifearsnowmen ifearsnowmen 18-21, M Aug 22, 2014

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    I am constantly tired

    and it's all I can think about. My mentality, friends bitching, depressed thoughts and exhaustion ALL I CAN COME UP WITH IN MY MESSED UP MIND I can't speak like a normal person I can't do anything right IM A FREAKING FAILURE See? Even now I can't think of anything to type or say...
    shadowgem shadowgem 13-15, F 4 Responses Nov 25, 2014

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    When I ask for help, I always feel like it's

    admitting that I'm stupid, yes I score high on the standardized tests and have a high IQ but I still hate it when I don't get things and have to ask for help
    EmoGirl286 EmoGirl286 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 19, 2014

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    I hate it but here we go.

    ..well I'll do it in private so if you are a woman plz contact me on here I need to ask a big question and no I'm not a pervert this is a serious health question that I need help on so z get with me
    livelovehopefree livelovehopefree 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 18, 2014

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    It's Sunday. I'm trying not to bug my

    psychologist by texting him.
    Minnowshi Minnowshi 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 16, 2014

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    my doctor straight told me

    that I am the kind to help everyone with their problems to keep my mind off my own.
    Minnowshi Minnowshi 18-21, F Nov 16, 2014

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    smilingtolie smilingtolie 18-21, F Jan 13

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    Expectations...

    I have such high expectations of myself and have always held myself responsible and accountable beyond all others regardless. Asking for help, as my upbringing would make you believe, is a weakness from within, a character flaw of sorts.  This was unacceptable.  It was...
    AbbyNormal AbbyNormal 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 27, 2007

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    I hate asking people

    for help even when I need it because I have a really bad problem in thinking I can do everything on my own
    Nightfang109 Nightfang109 13-15, M 1 Response May 23, 2014

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    I always help people

    when they need me I'm always there for them, but when I need help nobody is there, so I don't ask for help anymore.
    brownzugar brownzugar 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 3

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    It makes me feel weak

    or that I might somehow end up in someone's debt or some bs like that.
    Nojji Nojji 13-15, F 5 Responses May 8, 2014

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    I'm Always the Helper, So I Can't Be the "Helpee"

    Although I've recently figured out its actually okay to ask for help, its still hard for me. People think I give great advice, so they always come to me with their problems. I will sit with a person for hours on end listening to their story and offering feedback, and I like it...
    sublimex sublimex 16-17, F 6 Responses Dec 25, 2007

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    I don't like asking for help.

    I like being able to say "I did this! I was able to overcome this and get it done myself!" Although I know how to ask for help wen it's truly needed.
    BeefStromi BeefStromi 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 16, 2014

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    I Admit It.

    I'm a man. I'm stubborn. And, asking for directions is a last resort.
    Inman Inman 31-35, M 4 Responses Jan 19, 2008

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    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 19, 2014

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    What part of the brain is making me think its

    a good idea to rip off my own skin?
    Minnowshi Minnowshi 18-21, F Nov 27, 2014

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    I have people in my life

    that I could go to and I know they would listen and do what they could to help, but I don't ask. I don't see needing help as a sign of weakness and I think everyone needs something from someone else at some point. My hangup is it would feel like I'm interrupting their daily...
    cowboy004 cowboy004 36-40, M Jan 4

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    So I called the young adults help line

    and they were no effing help. Thanks for nothing. God! Why are people so stupid?!?!!?? I'm so damn frustrated
    SydneyLockwood SydneyLockwood 22-25, F 1 Response May 8, 2014

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    I absolutely hate asking

    for help. For whatever the situation is I feel like people will think I'm dumb or weak or not independent of I ask for help. It's been a lifelong struggle.
    Girlinthefloweredskirt Girlinthefloweredskirt 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 20, 2014

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    I don't know what to do.

    .. I hate getting help but, my life is too much to tackle alone.... Guess it's just what I have to do huh? **** I hate this so much I don't even know
    debonaireash debonaireash 18-21, M Sep 28, 2014

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    Bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla

    bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla!
    TheFemaleGrimReaper TheFemaleGrimReaper 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 5

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    I think it's week. Not

    if others asks for help, only if I do.
    16MoodGamer 16MoodGamer 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 18, 2014

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    But I'm Learning...

    I was always afraid of letting anyone close to me--much less ask or let them help me. It's still a little hard to allow someone to help, and I rarely ask, but I am slowly growing toward being able to be real and open with others...... and finding that it shows my COURAGE and...
    02KnowMe 02KnowMe 41-45, F 2 Responses Sep 17, 2011

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    Failure!

    I've failed/dropped 9 classes because I was scared to ask for help! I've pulled muscles, been physically hurt, been afraid to cry or talk to people I love because I don't want to bother anyone.
    jokinpa jokinpa 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 10, 2007

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    I Always Feel Like I'm Bothering Others

    I hate asking for help too. For me, I don't really think it's about pride. I think it's more about low self-esteem. I feel like if I ask someone for help, I'm bothering them. And why should I expect anyone to drop what they're doing to help ME? While I hate blaming my parents...
    lmori lmori 36-40 5 Responses Dec 26, 2010

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    I'm 15 And Could Use Some Advise.

    My dad and mom are getting divorces. They told me and my siblings 3 months ago and right now every week i change houses but i really want to stay with my mom her week plus all weekends; this means that i would see my dad every second week. I love my dad but i don't know what to...
    DontBeSad DontBeSad 16-17, F 4 Responses Nov 16, 2013

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    I have been abandoned

    after 23 yrs, left with the boys and a house I am afraid I can't afford!
    Kennyd529 Kennyd529 51-55, M 1 Response Jun 30, 2014

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    Not Been Brought Up This Way....

    As a child, I was always ridiculed for showing emotion. When I cried, my mother used to say that I was being ridiculous or silly. I guess since then, I have grown up to think my feelings dont matter. I feel I always have to be strong and when I am upset, I worry that I cant voice...
    Jenni855 Jenni855 26-30, F 5 Responses Apr 27, 2013

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    I guess I hate asking

    for help because I always want to be the one to help others, it's what makes me happy. But lately I've had to come to the realization that you can't pour into others without being poured into.
    jolieember12 jolieember12 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 21, 2014

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    I Have to Do It Myself

    I am so bad at asking for help.  If something is to heavy and I have to move it I will try everything before I give up but I won't ask for help.  That is a bad thing too because I usually end up hurting myself.  I don't ask for help much also because I just want to do it...
    rondat rondat 41-45, F 12 Responses Jan 11, 2008

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    My Flaw

    Somewhere along the way in my screwey childhood, I was taught that asking for and/or accepting help was a terrible weakness. Well...that's what my Mama's husband would say anyway! Meanwhile Mama would give the shirt off her back to anyone who needed it. Sometimes it was a guy...
    choctawgrrrl choctawgrrrl 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 8, 2012

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    I hate it, but sadly,

    I need it😭😭😭😭😭
    Unbrokenforever Unbrokenforever 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 10, 2014

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    And Always Have...

    When I was a kid, I had to learn the skills of survival early on because my mom was a lost soul and capable of only limited parenting. By the age of 6 I was making my own lunch for school, and had to make my way through the world in great part looking out for myself. As a result...
    VTMarkus VTMarkus 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 1, 2011

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    The Price Of Pride

    When I was a kid, we struggled somewhat financially due to my mom's alcoholism. Every time my sister used to ask for something my parents couldn't afford, I saw how much it upset my dad that he couldn't give it to her. So I learned not to ask at all. I developed quite a complex...
    Lullacus Lullacus 22-25, F 2 Responses May 18, 2013

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    hate asking for help ever

    since I was little if I feel or hot cut my dad would stare and say to go fix myself when I hurt myself badly he just stared and left me to take care of myself while he called me a stupid ***** so now that I'm grown I hate asking for help and when I get it it just ****** me off I...
    sadmistak3 sadmistak3 18-21, F Jan 4

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    I hate asking for help

    because I'm too difficult to help, I feel like such a burden because when people try to help me I always think of ways in which it won't work and then they give up and I see why but I just wish I wasn't like this, I want to be able to ask for help, receive advice, then actually...
    Fred363 Fred363 16-17, M Nov 17, 2014

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    Sometimes I forget that it's okay to ask

    for help, because I'm so used to always doing everything for myself. I don't ask anyone for anything anymore, because the only person I ever want to depend on to get a job done and done correctly, is myself. I tend to get very stressed though
    amandaceline18 amandaceline18 16-17, F Jun 30, 2014

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    I should have sought therapy two years ago

    but my pride and stupidity got in the way. I should seek it out now . . . If humans need mentl maintenance then my mind is just rust right now.
    Raptorpsychologist Raptorpsychologist 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 18, 2014

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    I don't know my pride is a problem.

    I would rather fail than ask for help. I know that's really stupid, but whenever I have asked for help it made me feel some type of way. Wasn't a good feeling. It made me feel stupid and incapable
    DarkGoddesss DarkGoddesss 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 31, 2013

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    I hate asking for help,

    it's such a stressful experience. I don't mind helping out other people, but it does take something out of you when you feel you need to depend on others. Ugh, what a disgusting feeling. Especially, when you don't really find the person reliable anyway but you still ask cause...
    Lifelover38 Lifelover38 18-21, M 3 Responses Jan 6

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    I just don't like it.

    If I can achieve it on my own, then why bother others? If it's not reasonable to achieve alone, then that's when I'll ask for help. But only then.
    Vivmlqian Vivmlqian 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 24, 2013

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    My Final Option Maybe it's my pride at work,

    maybe it's because I feel weak asking, maybe because in the past, when I've asked people for help, they've fallen through and/or wanted something in return and constantly hold it over your head until you've paid them back, but it's the most difficult thing for me to do. So...
    Aelfwynn Aelfwynn 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 4, 2014

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    Asking For Help: Is Like Getting My Teeth Pulled

    Why is it so hard to ask people for help when I need it. There isn't anything in my childhood that may have hindered me from asking for help...I think. I needed my mom to help with my homework but she was resting when I decided to get it done. My dad said to ask my older brother...
    Letstalkaboutitin2013 Letstalkaboutitin2013 61-65, F Oct 25, 2012

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    I feel like when I ask

    for help it lower myself and I can't do anything for my self
    Sexybbbbb Sexybbbbb 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 3

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    I Rarely Ask For Help

    Not sure why but I hat to ask anyone else for anything at all.  I think most of all I hate the feeling of being helpless in any  situation. I try and plan ahead for anything that I can.  Not like an obsession or anything , I just get great peace of mind from being...
    VoteForPedro VoteForPedro 51-55, F 9 Responses Jun 20, 2010

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    I had sex 2 weeks and 5 days ago.

    I feel pregnant. I am waiting for the 13th to buy a test so it can be 100%. But I am having lower abdominal pain is this normal?
    Jennaaaababyy Jennaaaababyy 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 5, 2014

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    i beg for help but then I turned out stupid.

    .......... **** I always beg for help but this time I'll never ask for help again............
    laineswift13 laineswift13 18-21, F Jan 15

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    I hate asking for help

    so much, if I were drowning, I probably would not ask someone for help.
    ftw667 ftw667 36-40, M