How to ask for Emotional Support

With feelings of isolation at an all-time high, it’s crucial now more than ever to rely on our support systems to provide the human connection we need. But loved ones aren’t mind-readers, you need to start the conversation and layout exactly what you need. Dr. Georgia Witkin explores the different ways you can ask for emotional support and helpful conversation starters.

**This article was originally posted on Psychology Today.

Georgia Witkin, Ph.D., is Head of Patient Services Development for Progyny, an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Ob/Gyn and Reproductive Sciences at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, and Director of Psychological Services for RMA of NY.