Distressing events frequently rob us of emotional security. A key element of which is the emotional support of others-
which has a tremendous effect upon our own self esteem.
As human beings we share a common need for people to care for, and, who care for us. These special relationships form
the basis of what are called SOCIAL SUPPORT NETWORKS. These provide us with the necessary physical, emotional and other comforts
which make day to day life a pleasure.
We share this support and the accompanying feelings of acceptance, love and wellbeing with partners, members of
family, friends, colleagues and others who (along with our own self esteem) provides us with our Emotional Support.
In a perfect world there are always people in everyones life whom they can turn to - when in need of someone to turn
to. Not only in times of trouble, but also to share the good times with. People who when your world collapses will call
you every day just to see how you are and let you know that they are concerned and care about you. The emotional support that
such a network can provide by rallying around, is invaluable for anyone going through an emotional crisis.
BUT THAT IS IN A PERFECT WORLD!