At times there are things that other people can not help you with and you need to be completely self-reliant. Take the break up with my ex for example. What my parents can and have helped me with is a small loan to pay my ex out so I can keep the house. But what they can’t help me with is working through my feelings post-separation.

Of course they can listen, they can console, but at the end of the day they’re not you and they’re not feeling what you feel. How they might get over a break up could be different to you. So the only person who can really be your hero is you. You need to work out what is best for you, you need to work through your feelings, nobody else can do it for you.

Be your own hero. It can be scary, but believe you can do it. I know you can.