Is it easier to help a friend or a relative?
August 14, 2008 7:32pm CST
Everyone experiences many kinds of challenges. Because life is difficult there comes a time where we needed help or others comes to us to ask for help. As a person who seems to have a certain kind of personality that they call it strong, I am always grateful when someone ask me for my help be it a relative or a friend. But when situation ask for me to seek help from others,I find it easier to get help from my friends than my relatives. In your life, do you find it easier to help a friend or a relative?
16 Aug 08
I am the type of person that people go to for help. I remember when I was in college, friends would often ask me for advice. I am also the generous type, so I always lend help, may it be financial or emotional to people who are close to me. Even with my family I am very open to helping them. My helping hand does not chose whether a relative is in need or a friend. But when it comes to asking for help, I'd rather solicit help from my friends than my relatives. I don't why but I find it hard to ask for them, not that they would not help, but I just can't ask for them. Maybe because my friends have known me since and we have been through a lot and have seen each other in the most gruesome moment of our lives.
16 Aug 08
Thank you so much for commenting. I do feel that I am not alone, that others also goes through life's real challenges. It is true that most of the times it is easier to ask help from friends. Friend's compassion are different.And sometimes,friends are more appreciative than family and relatives that you have helped.
• Boise, Idaho
15 Aug 08
Dipends on the situation at hand. With relatives sometimes family ties get in the way one way or another. Friends can turn on you when you least expect it. Either can be a problem. Thought here is important.