Yet when life gets uncomfortable and I am facing things like homelessness, disability, and wanting to die, these same advisors fade into silence, not knowing what to say... or they shut their ears because they are so overwhelmed, they don't know what to do.
I get that. So please get this: Don't blame me for isolating when you cannot handle my life! I can't be worried about overwhelming people with my issues when I am dealing with survival.
Finally, this was my response to an email telling me to take control and be determined to stay positive:
I actually had a discussion with someone about this topic earlier - while I agree no one can make us happy and we must take responsibility for our own quality of life, I have heard repeatedly we cannot do this alone, which is why God wants us in community. So I believe there is a fine balance between taking charge of your life with a positive outlook versus admittiing our need for help because life gets us down.
Just my thoughts.