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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Changing Old Habits for Good by G. Alan Marlatt, Deborah S. Romaine

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Chapter 12
Together We Rise
In This Chapter
• Asking for help is not always an easy thing to do
• Everybody has a word (or two) of advice
• Your personal helpline
• Helping yourself
It’s hard, sometimes, to know when we need help. And it’s even harder for many of us to ask for help. Somehow we’ve gotten the idea that asking for help is a sign of weakness, proof we really can’t make these changes on our own. Well, guess what? We can’t! Not because we’re weak—but because we’re human.
We all need support and encouragement from others. Some comes from the people in our lives who are important to us—friends and family who want to see us do well because they love us. Some comes from people who maybe aren’t part of our inner circles, but because of shared ...

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