You see it all the time, a single mom stating that she doesn't need a man; that she is capable and strong and can manage it all on her own. Don’t be fooled by this. There is nothing wrong with admitting we need other people. It doesn't make us less strong, or “needy”, it just makes us human. People need other people. That’s why we will go sit at Starbucks and pretend to work, or read, or anything that will make us look busy while we silently enjoy the company of others. That’s why social media is such a phenomenon. That’s why networking groups are so popular and a local quarterly networking event here in Phoenix averages about 1,500 people each event. Do you think all those people really get business from that event? It’s doubtful. However it meets a social need we all have within us. That’s why we live in communities and neighborhoods instead of living in the middle of the desert. Don’t be afraid to admit that you need others (including men). Don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it. Every single person needs help at some time. When you hear a single mom say something like “I don’t need a man. I’m a strong, proud single mom.” understand that she’s trying to convince herself that she doesn't need anyone else because she’s been told that if she asks for help she’s weak or has failed in some way. Moms, don’t believe it. You are strong, you are brave, and you are doing the best you know how for your kids, but it is OK to admit when you need a helping hand.
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