This past weekend I got to see two of my sweet friends get married at a gorgeous historic mansion in Philadelphia. We danced, ate amazing food, and saw so many old and new friends through out the entire weekend. Of course there are so many topics that we talked about and one left an impression on me.
“What do you have to lose if you go to therapy?” How did this get brought up? To make an incredibly long story short, a friend was/is considering writing an article about experiencing therapy for the first time in his late twenties. Our table was unanimous that it was a great idea for a story and that it could help so many men in his audience break their own potential stigma’s about therapy. So that got my wheels turning. What was I afraid of sharing my own story?
I’ve been to therapy. Its not scary. It was tough. It was safe space where I was able to tell someone all of the weight I had been carrying on my shoulders from my adolescence and early twenties. Do I think about going back? Sometimes.
Sometimes, I think I can’t handle all that the world has to throw at me. Sometimes, I don’t know how to tell a loved one that what they said to me stuck to me in the wrong way. Sometimes, I can’t get out of bed. And sometimes, the tears stop and I can move on.
Hopefully, I can help someone by what I just said. Your never as alone as you think you are. And there is always tomorrow.