I just wanted to share an idea that I got from here that has began to make a big difference in my home. I know many have seen it already. I know it’s main topic is depression, but it works for many more things then that.
This picture hit me and filled me with a bust of inspiration.
It’s helped me start to tell someone something uncomfortable that they might not be ready to hear. It’s helped me get an idea out to someone gently when I don’t have the words for it myself.
I’m not saying this is the way to end the conversation or use it to explain the situation. That would just be confusing. But it’s working wonders when trying to start the conversation. This method is opening the door to ideas that were long shut.
When I see this, I think of when I tried to put a tool in someone’s hand by force. That didn’t work out at all.
I could see how some would say this way takes a long time. But forcing an issue to the point where someone gets mad and blocks the idea and denies help, and then refuses to ask for help, takes so much longer.
This one cartoon has taught me a lot.
Thank you for letting me post.