Though saying “me too” and “same here” allow others to open up and connect with us more but when someone is sharing his/her heart, we shouldn’t interrupt; as interruption might break their flow of thoughts which may make them forget the most important point or they just might get put off.
We should try to curb the desire of sharing our personal experience at that moment and just listen patiently. Maybe at some other point of time , we can share that we also feel or think the similar way about that particular issue. ~Latika Teotia
It is only human to long for emotional support and there’s nothing wrong or demeaning about it. Loneliness is a major cause of depression and leads to negativity; thereafter it is downhill all the way. In such times people need emotional support of someone who believes in them. Seeking or accepting support during these times is very courageous and a positive step. In fact it is the self affirming support of family & friends, that pulls out people from depression and restores self confidence, self esteem as well as self belief. ~Latika Teotia
The less energy you fritter away on negativity, the more you will have for utilizing on things that matter. ~Latika Teotia
Sometimes in our exuberance we overstep ourselves. Someone may be passing through a difficult time and no sooner do they start talking about their problems than we interrupt them with quick fix solutions. We couldn’t be more wrong in our approach. Perhaps all that the other person wants is to unwind and just talk. Nothing more. People want to be assured that you’ll be there when they need you. Right now all they want you to do is to sympathetically lend your ear! It is always advisable to be a good listener. ~Latika Teotia
Perhaps a part of us wants to hear that we are not alone in our struggles and that we will come out much stronger and much more beautiful than before. ~Latika Teotia
Loving and reliable steady stable support heals. Find your support !!!
Broken hearts behave in a million different ways- some of them are most unpredictable. More often than not such persons build walls around them and drive their loved ones crazy with their erratic behavior. Don’t give up on them at this time; it is now that they need you the most. Give them time and space. Then nurse them, mend their broken feathers and send them on their way fully recovered ready to face the world. ~Latika Teotia
There’s nothing wrong with victims of any kind of abuse; they are perfectly normal. It is the ones that abuse others, who are not normal. It is they who have twisted minds and need to be corrected or counselled.
Unfortunately people look down upon the abused victims as if they’ve done something wrong and make them feel ashamed as well as guilty- which is not fair and absolutely incorrect. Victims must be shown kindness, encouraged and rehabilitated at the earliest and those who abused them must be ostracized.
If you have been the victim of any kind of abuse, take down those walls of guilt, don’t hide behind dark doors, face the light and take charge of your life. Seek support- if required.
You must understand that you have done nothing wrong and must not feel guilty or have low self esteem of yourself; it is the one who has abused you who should be running for cover. All you need at this point of time is love, self love and lots of self confidence. Believe in yourself and have faith in your ability to bounce back. ~Latika Teotia
You are strong and you know it. Even when you are faced with problems, all you have to do is look within and you’ll find that not only are you capable of solving it but you can handle it much better than you think. So don’t lose heart. However, if you think that you are all alone with your problems may God fill you with hope and may you always be blessed with the kind of support you need. Stay blessed. ~Latika Teotia
Cheer those passing through tough times but trying to smile all the same. Encourage them to keep trying and not to give in or give up. Tell them it’s not over until YOU say it’s over. Appreciate their positivity; tell them that you are proud of them and that they deserve to succeed. ~Latika Teotia