“How can we communicate with our partners, friends, and family about how hard we are finding it to be injured and what we need in terms of emotional support?
“I have the same question: My husband is very helpful in doing physical tasks I still can’t manage eight months after a trimalleolar pilon fracture, but he can’t accept how severe this injury is, even though he has heard my surgeon explain it. He thinks it’s just a broken ankle and thinks I should be back on the tennis court this summer, which is not going to happen since I can’t even walk down the stairs properly and without pain.”
This week, co-host and mental skills coach Carrie Jackson answers not one, but two questions, from listeners Anna and Renee. Both have queries about getting the support they need from the people who care about them the most.
In her response, Carrie breaks down why these situations can be so difficult. Often, it’s not that our loved ones don’t want to support us; it’s that there’s a mismatch between the types of support we need and what we’re being offered. Carrie breaks down how to work toward realignment, including the weekly routine she and her husband have that opens time and space for discussions about these topics.
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