Helping others, especially women, has made me realize how many of our experiences in this world are relatable. Today, a girl I know was sharing her angst at her friend’s unplanned pregnancy. Her friend is in her early twenties, and with an unsupportive and ignorant family and an irresponsible boyfriend, her mental condition has deteriorated with the impending delivery.
I have just begun to take a course in psychology, so I restrained myself from even trying to counsel her professionally. However, I gave her a patient hearing. I encouraged her to confront her parents about this matter as soon as possible. I also provided her with the helpline numbers and contacts that deal with and support people in distress and vulnerable women.
This incident made me realize more than ever, the importance that family plays in building relationships and trust.
Communication and trust with family impacts most relationships in life.
~ Riya Raj