This episode came from a listener question. In response to our episode on Saying No where we spoke about the giant hole you can dig for yourself when you maintain the facade of coping when you’re really not, she asked … why do we do that?
It was an interesting to question to explore.
For Brooke, it’s partly that she comes from a long line of ‘copers’. For me, it’s an ego/identity thing. (When your personal brand is about having your shit together, it’s hard to admit you don’t always.)
Of course, coping is no way to live long term so we discuss where all that coping led us (ie to not very good places) and how, when we finally learned to admit we weren’t ok and asked for help, life got so much better.
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