I find it interesting how some people can easily ask for help whereas others lean toward toughing things out. Is the disposition of the latter really a choice? One’s experiences tend to shape a person and perhaps sticking with what works is an easy path.
I am thinking about this after hearing the line “don’t be too proud to admit that you need someone; everyone needs someone”. It cuts deep with me. I have never wanted to be the needy one, as if there was something wrong with that.
As a practice, I see that it is ok to change one’s leaning. In the end it is all about relationship.