When you choose to conceal your feelings by wearing a mask in front of others, you are doing nothing except to prolong your pain, fears and insecurities. It is okay to remove your mask and say, “Life has been tough on me lately. I need help.” To say that you need help does not mean you are weak. In fact, it takes courage to finally step up and admit that something needs to be changed and you need assistance to get through a difficult period. When those painful feelings are not acknowledged, you carry the load around which will eventually reach a breaking point. Honor your feelings and accept that trials can sometimes be difficult to overcome alone. Seek out people who love you enough to see you through your struggles. The truth of our lives will finally catch up to us one day if we keep running away from it.