Back to Conversations about Characters…

After getting sidetracked last week by my Christmas going-ons, I want to get back to our character conversations.

Since Christmas is only two weeks away, I’ve drawn today’s question from Hope White’s November Love Inspired Suspense Christmas Haven.

It’s a story about a woman who left her small hometown and high school sweetheart to become a social worker in the city. She knew her sweetheart’s dream was to be a small town cop, but that he would follow her if she asked. So she didn’t ask. She just left. There’s also a deeper reason that drove her to the profession, but I won’t give that away here.

The story begins with the heroine returning to her hometown–the only safe place she can turn–after witnessing a kidnapping. Of course, danger follows, and her former sweetheart, now the police captain, must protect her and his town.

But the heroine has a difficult time accepting his help.

Your turn: So here’s the question I’d like to discuss:

Do you know someone (or are you someone) who has difficulty accepting help from friends? If so, how might you get through  to her/him?

For myself, I’ve noticed that my husband has difficulty asking for help and accepting it when it’s offered. I, on the other hand, welcome any help that’s offered. My husband is an eldest child. I am a youngest. So I did an impromptu poll and came to the conclusion that generally speaking, eldest (or only) children have a more difficult time accepting help than youngest children.

What do you think? Has this been your experience