Asking for support
July 29, 2010 8:52am CST
Let's face it, not all of us are well-off in life. Desperate times call for desperate measures. It includes asking our family for help. Financial or otherwise. I have a job but, I admit, it is not enough for my family. Sometimes, when the need arises, I ask for help. Most of the time, I never had to chance to pay them back. Sometimes, I was turned down and that hurts a lot. I know I should never ask for help because I now have my own family. But I thank them anyway for those times that they were there. When my children grows up and asks me for help, sure as the sun rises, I'll be there for them. And hopefully, if I get lucky and got rich, I'll double the help I received from my parents, brothers and sisters.
29 Jul 10
There is nothing wrong in asking for help when you most need it. I feel sorry for the people who are too stubborn to ask for help and end up getting into serious money problems because they refuse to ask family or friends for help and support. I have children too and times can be tough, but I am lucky that I have a family and some very good friends who would help me out if I needed it. I also feel the same way as you about your children. I want to be able to give them the world, but until the day I win the lottery they will just have to be contented with my love and emotional support.
• United States
30 Jul 10
I've always thought that if you can't ask your family for help then who can you ask. I'm actually really grateful that my family is so close because we don't have problems helping each other out. It can be things like money or just simple things like babysitting or running errands. I typically don't need to ask for monetary support but it's nice to know that my siblings will have it available for me to borrow if I really need it.