This is a question most people ask themselves prior to making the call (or sending the email) to a professional therapist.
It often feels very anxiety-provoking and at least humbling to reach out for help.
For some the perceived stigma is embarrassing.
For others it seems like admitting defeat.
However, IT IS REALLY NOT THAT COMPLICATED!
If you want to invest your money you go to a financial specialist.
If you need a new home you call a realtor.
If you are having a medical issue you see a doctor.
If you are not communicating effectively in your relationship you seek the guidance of someone who has specialized knowledge and experience about communication skills.
Life is complicated- so why spend weeks, months or years muddling though a problem on your own and being miserable in the meantime?
Therapists are trained to identify the source of your pain, guide you through the solution and get you back to living a happy, fulfilling life as quickly and efficiently as possible.
IT IS REALLY THE SMART THING TO DO.