Saturday, 20 March 2010
someone in a group this week said to another member: "what would you say to your best friend? you've got to be a best friend to yourself." something i've heard several times and forgotten. i want to fix it in my head to make it a habit for myself, and to remind people around me. like i say, often anti-abuse work is not very complicated. we can all support each other in basic and fundamental ways. if your friend is struggling with their relationship, it could be that a good meal or a walk in the sunshine is as much of a support as anything else you can do. and simple reminders to them to look after themselves, that they are worth being nurtured and valued, are more precious than just about anything else. and while we're at it, as supporters we could start taking a bit of our own advice.