Putting Myself Last

October 22, 2021

Dear Amudim Family,
 
Sometimes selfishness is a good thing. We are taught to be caregivers, to think of others before ourselves and be loyal and giving whenever possible. And while these are admirable traits to which humanity as a group should always strive, when pursuing them comes at the expense of a person’s self worth and begins adversely affecting his/her life, it is time to make a change.
 
Suri* is a 24 year-old woman who spent her whole life labeled the “generous” one-we all know someone like her-who never said no and was always willing to go the extra mile to do anything a friend or family member asked of her. Eventually she realized that she was being taken advantage of in many situations; Suri also recognized feelings of anxiety, indecisiveness and low self-esteem within herself that were all contributing to this problem. After hearing about Amudim from her mother who had seen an ad for our services in a local Jewish publication, Suri reached out seeking guidance in building herself up into the strong, confident person she yearns to become. 
 
Because of covid and location concerns, in person therapy was not an option. Our case manager worked with Suri to find someone who would be the right fit to address her concerns, accepts her insurance, and is conducting virtual sessions. Because Suri expressed such a clear desire to effect change in her life, we were able to smoothly guide her through the process of getting help. 
 
After continued follow ups, we are happy to report that Suri has been seeing a therapist on zoom for several months, and already reports feeling better and that she is making progress and learning the necessary skills to stand up for herself and what she wants for her life and future.
 
If you or someone you know is struggling, contact us anytime. 
 
*Names and details have been changed for privacy purposes.

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