There are times in life when we need support. It is important to know who you can go to for different kinds of support.
There are four kinds of support as shown below. This activity will help you identify who to go to for what type of support. Some people might be just one type, others might be all four. It's important to have a good "match" so that your needs and your expectations are more likely to be met. This will help you to manage the busy-ness of life as well as avoid misunderstandings and hurt feelings.
A- Emotional which includes loving, caring, listening, and empathy
B- Sense of belonging which includes providing a sense of being cared about and included. This might look like doing things together, having fun, traditions, holidays, etc.
C- Instrumental which is providing services or resources like money, housing, caregiving, etc.
D- Informational which involves helping gather information or providing advice