Are you one of those folks who always has to have things done right? Do you hate the very thought of failure and are you always striving to achieve? Do you set the most lofty goals and find yourself driven to succeed? If you are one of those folks some call "perfectionistic," is it necessarily a bad thing?
Folks in emotional distress need to know there's a way out. They don't just need to be understood and accepted. They need far more than merely feeling both safe and relieved in venting their concerns to another human being.