Being in therapy is not a weakness.
That’s what my Group Therapy mate told me a few weeks ago.
In fact, it’s a strength. You are brave enough to seek help. You’re a trailblazer for someone from your culture.
What she said touched me, and reassured me. I was not consciously aware I felt shameful about it. This came up when during Group, I was asked if my sister knows about my being in therapy.
My reply was that I don’t want her to think I’m a crazy person! (There is a history of her not being able to respect me as an older sister)
I find strength in what she said. Some day I’ll find it in me to tell my sister about Steve, why I’m seeking help, about everything.