On Asking for Help

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Seven years of boarding school have turned me into an independent monster. Add a healthy dash of stubbornness to my self-sufficiency and you’ll often find me ‘powering through’ to the point of ridiculousness. Needless to say, I’m not very good at asking for help.

Cut to midnight, a week ago. A cup of freshly boiled lemon and ginger tea all over my foot. 3 hours in A&E. Bed. Rest. Keep it elevated.

My little accident has left me completely dependant on others. I am, for all intents and purposes, confined to the sofa/bed/other comfortable surfaces until my foot is completely healed.

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Recap: Girls, Season 4, Episode 5

Photo: HBO

Photo: HBO

After the little spark of hope for Hannah’s redemption at the end of last week’s episode (that is, before the door to her apartment was opened by Adam’s new girlfriend), I had high hopes that she would show a little dignity in this episode and that we would get to see how her experience in Iowa has helped her to grow.

I was disappointed.

Instead, we see Hannah confronted by a parade of friends who attempt to coax her out of her cocoon of self-pity.

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