In my job I rarely have cause to second guess myself. I’m confident in my abilities and my knowledge and some refer to me as an SME ( subject matter expert ). In life away from work, especially in personal relationships that is a very different picture.
I can see now in my kids the types of things, that as a child I didn’t experience. Friends coming over to play, going to birthday parties and the like. I didn’t experience that stuff and as a result ( along with other things that happened ) don’t have the tools in me to deal with social situations. It just a skill set I didn’t learn and don’t really have.
Recently a situation developed within a circle of “friends” ( using the term loosely ) where I hesitated several times on any course of action. So many emotions were involved that it was hard to see which way to turn. I went with my gut feeling ultimately, right up to that point and even for a few days after, I have been second guessing myself.
That is when I reached out to the few genuine friends I have and talked about it. It really put my mind at ease knowing I did the right thing. Your council and just being there means a lot to me, thankyou so very much.