How do we know if someone is going through silent battles that we don't know anything about? How do we know if they are struggling with themselves? While the easy way is to simply ask them, others may not be so keen on opening up as for the fear of being considered weak, imperfect, and a burden. No one wants to feel this way, so people would rather hide behind a smile, even crack a few jokes to conceal the bigger problems that lie within and convince themselves that they are okay, even when they're not.
In this day and age, with everything that has been going on and most especially with COVID-19, everyone is dealing with different personal issues, stress, and anxiety from the many changes in society. Be compassionate towards your loved ones, friends, and family who have felt a bit distant and reach out to them for you never know what one is going through. You wouldn't know unless you ask. Are they really okay?
There are plenty of ways to reach out and start a tough conversation. Here are a few of our tips: