There’s this thing about living life with people—sometimes you get burned.
When that happens it’s tempting to close up shop, shake the dust off our feet, and give up. The next time someone needs help, there’s that nagging little worry that says it will happen again. That we should protect ourselves.
But that’s just an excuse, really.
Erin Hatton is a mom of 4, fiction author, and family support worker at Redwood Park Communities.