In terms of closeness and people I can count on, I have a higher power, my wife, my wife’s family, my mom, and a few close friends. And, I wonder how many of you have a higher power/family/friends that you can count on as well?
I am middle-aged, and as I am dealing with chronic mental illness, I really don’t like to bother anyone who hasn’t been with me throughout my struggles, with the exception of my wife. She works in the medical field and understands mental illness.
So, I guess you could say I have a support system, which I do. And that, it is a pretty good one, which it is.
Any how, I am also aware that many people do not have others that they too, can count on. To you or them (or anyone for that matter), I hope that you can find hope and love in something or someone that you find valuable.