As a hairstylist, I am privileged to also be the “behind the chair psychologist” to many of my clients. I must say it is what this job is all about…and one of the things I love the most about it. It’s more than just haircuts and color. Yes…many of you come just to vent…to have some time away from the family to share some of your inner most thoughts with someone who you know cares and won’t say a word to anyone. It’s that client confidentiality clause that’s just a given…no signed agreements…it’s just mutually understood .
We have all had moments in life when we have listened to a friends “situation”, something they have gone through over….and over….and over again. You try to be polite and listen, but really you just want to say, “when is enough, enough?” How many time must you go through this same thing before you realize that this just isn’t working? It seems that they never learn and they just keep wanting to drag you through their mud along with them. At times like this, while you want to be a good friend, there comes a time when you have to stop and say, “ENOUGH, you aren’t draggin me through the mud with you any longer!” Although it requires some tough love, you will feel better in the long run. Your friend may not like you at first…and you may loose them. But your sanity will remain!!
From my heart