Being depressed alone at home when you need support so much. Arriving late for an appointment rather than asking for directions. Spending hours trying to decipher a file on your own that you didn't understand anything about. Don't give up another one when you're overwhelmed... We've all struggled at one time or another to ask for help.
Misplaced pride, desire to control everything, fear of disturbing or exposing oneself by revealing one's weaknesses... The reasons for this behavior are multiple, sometimes rooted in our childhood. "If, for example, I saw my mother begging my father for money and suffering from being financially dependent on him, I have built into my belief system the idea that you have to be self-sufficient at all costs. I can thus tend to do everything on my own: as long as I remain in control, I feel safe," says Christèle Albaret, psychosociologist and founder of La clinique E-santé. It's true that it allows you to develop resources within yourself...
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