This is hard! I’m sorry you don’t feel able to ask. I used to struggle with this—well, I still do somewhat—but I’ve gradually got better at trying to ask for help. I prefer being the one who helps others. Or the one giving advice. I don’t like being the one who needs help or advice. But this year, with all the challenges with my wife’s ill health have actually helped me get better at asking for and accepting help from others. It’s still not easy though!