I thought getting professional help was like throwing in the towel. I was wrong.

Happy couple

For whatever reason, I used to think that talking to a therapist was equivalent to giving up. I recently decided to challenge that mindset.

I can’t identify the catalyst behind my shift in perspective, but about a month ago I decided that there was a chance things would get better if I stayed in the fight. I realized that talking to a professional was like talking to a coach about how to counter the hits I was taking.

I’m so glad that I decided to stand up for the next round. And I’m so lucky that I have such a great coach. I was worried that it would feel uncomfortable to talk about some of my struggles with a female therapist, but she was a step or two ahead of me and brought it up during our first session. I’m really happy that she’s on my team.

I’m doing so much better than I was a month and a half ago. Things have turned around for me completely. I can hardly believe that just a few weeks ago I was heartbroken and hopeless. Since then I’ve met and bonded with a beautiful young woman, purchased a car that makes me smile every time I see it and made huge strides towards the future that I deserve. I feel like a totally different person.

I’m so fu*king! glad I decided to keep punching. I hope that if you’re reading this and feeling defeated you’ll choose to stand up and continue the fight. Please know that I am in your corner.
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