Is anyone good at helping? Or is it just me? Maybe I'm not good at asking for help. I don't ask for help often. But I've always been a helper. Whenever I help others I try to give as much information. I try to be patient and understand that they don't know. I wait. I ask them if there is more. I make sure everything is going smoothly before I walk away. I make myself available for them to call me if they get stuck. Maybe I 'over help'.
But when it's my turn to ask for help I get one word answers like "yep". Or "go there and try that" - they don't stay with me to see if it works. I get criticized for 'not thinking it through" Of course I'm not thinking it through, I'm asking for help, it's something I don't know how to do.
Do you ever feel that you give lots to others, but just don't get it back? Should I give less of myself? Am I expecting others to be too much like me when it comes to helping?