Being Strong

It limits you. Having to be “strong” for someone else. To be “strong” for everyone else. To be available, to be reliable, to be wise. To be a console and consort, constant and consistent, considerate. To be there for them, waiting, patient, tolerant, understanding, listening, supporting. Predictable. To be “strong” for them, with them, to have that “strength”, that resilience, in abundance for them to draw-upon, to top-them-up, to replenish them, encourage, re-enthuse. To humour, to inspire, motivate. It limits you, to all-ways be the “strong” one, the resilient.

Author: David John

David has worked in community & human services for >40 years, the last decade he has been employed as a counsellor, specialising in relationships & men’s issues. David has an extensive range of skills and experience in youth work, Aboriginal community and political work, as well as in presentation, group facilitating, adult education, and experiential learning.

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