Ask for help

Your spouse isn’t a mind reader. If you need support, you need to ask for it.  If you know what type of support you need, ask for it directly and clearly. It isn’t helpful to hint or wish. 

Your spouse wants to support you; they just need to know what kind of support you are seeking. Be specific. Do you need physical or emotional support? Some esteem boosting? Advice? Tangible support, such as more time to work things out?

If you don’t know, then ask that too: “I don’t know what I need, maybe you can offer some suggestions.”

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