Dear Direct Friend,
Thanks for standing up for me when I won't do it myself - or don't know about the situation and therefore can't. Thank you also for scolding me for not asking for help and trying to do everything on my own. Which leads to funny conversations with the boy like:
"C scolded me today for not asking for help." - Me
"Good. You need to ask for help." - DH
"Shut up... Yeah, I know." - Me
Your delivery can be a little harsh at times, but I know it's coming from a place of caring.