What comes to mind when you think of the emotionally strong? Someone with superhuman ability, and no need for help, who excels during difficulty and can achieve almost anything – no matter what is happening around them?


Well, you might be surprised to learn that the most strong amongst us excel, not because they have superhuman strengths and can do it entirely by themselves, but because they recognize when they need help and support and seek it early on before the situation has had the opportunity to get any worse.


So why do so many of us resist seeking help and support when difficulty arises?


In reality there are many reasons why someone might shy away from asking or accepting help. Below are the top reasons and how they are often counter-productive for those going through hardship.