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If you've ever felt helpless in a situation, what did you do to help yourself?

 
AlisonAstair

Asked by AlisonAstair at 1:23 PM on Apr. 4, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • Remind myself of all the times I have succeeded in other things.
    Sometimes I try to think what would a friend do and try to do that. I think of a friend who's strength is what I need it to be at the time.
    RedRowan

    Answer by RedRowan at 1:46 PM on Apr. 4, 2011

  • Many different things. Sometimes I would pray. Othertimes I would throw a good old temper tantrum lol, not that it solved anything but always made me feel better.
    Zakysmommy

    Answer by Zakysmommy at 1:27 PM on Apr. 4, 2011

  • I remove the problem causing me to feel helpless basically. No money? I get a job. Bad husband? I get a divorce. Things like that.
    gemgem

    Answer by gemgem at 1:30 PM on Apr. 4, 2011

  • Yea but some situations you CANT change, that's when it's toughest :(
    Zakysmommy

    Answer by Zakysmommy at 1:31 PM on Apr. 4, 2011

  • I remind myself that "the way things are today are not the way things will always be." Then I spend a few mintues remembering other times in my life when I was feeling this way and how I successfully managed to get thru them. It works most of the time.
    meooma

    Answer by meooma at 1:52 PM on Apr. 4, 2011

  • Pray, and research on what CAN be done. In that order. If I can't find any information, I ask other people if they have dealt with the same problem.
    lovingmy4babies

    Answer by lovingmy4babies at 1:55 PM on Apr. 4, 2011

  • Pray, and then focus on what I can do about the situation and try and focus on ALL the GOOD!
    jdct

    Answer by jdct at 3:59 PM on Apr. 4, 2011

  • I would pray and ask god to give me strength to be able to handle things ,
    Donnabell_nyc

    Answer by Donnabell_nyc at 4:50 PM on Apr. 4, 2011