This New York Times article mentions something I talk about often: the emotional time share. At a time when most people are stressed and many are grieving, it can be hard to be there for each other. Naming that struggle – and creating systems of mutual support – can really help.
At a time when most people are stressed and many are grieving, it can be hard to be there for each other. Naming that struggle - and creating systems of mutual support - can really help. Click To Tweet
“With grief on this massive scale, we move through periods of time when we can function and periods when we can’t,” she said. “Try to honestly recognize where you are — when you have support to lend and when you have support to give — and then let people know where you’re at, and ask where they’re at.” She says this form of emotional resource sharing is in “the spirit of mutual aid.“a system to share the load – can help.
How about you? How are you doing with asking for support when you need it and recognizing your limits when trying to support others? What ways have you found to support each other
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