If you’re having a bad week, do you let others know? Or do you pretend that everything’s fine?
Obviously we shouldn’t go around spouting off about our problems. But if we never allow people to see that something’s wrong, we’ve done them a disservice. If no one is aware of our needs, they can’t take the opportunity to help, because they don’t even know it exists!
You can be honest about “how you are” without creating a scene or delving into deep issues. You can get across simply the idea that you aren’t your usual self and a little more tenderness and concern could be of help.
Next time life seems difficult, be transparent enough so people have the awareness to rise to the occasion and provide encouragement and comfort.