Prince Harry Says Requests for Help to His Family Were 'Met with Total Silence, Total Neglect' https://t.co/E7qKVvXtx4— People (@people) May 21, 2021
Harry's new five-part show with Oprah, The Me You Can't See, launched on AppleTV+ overnight in the US
Harry told Oprah: 'Certainly now I will never be bullied into silence'
Some excerpts from the interview:
Harry credits Meghan with his decision to start therapy
"Towards my late 20s, everything became really hectic for me. To the point of exhaustion, I was traveling all over the place because from my family's perspective, I guess I was the person who was, like, 'We need somebody to go there. Nepal, Harry. You go.' I was always the yes man. I was always one who didn't say yes, but then yes, yes, of course. Yes. Yes, yes, led to burnout," he explains.
"Then with therapy, all his bottled-up emotions and frustrations came to the surface. "It was like someone had taken a lid off all of the emotions that I've suppressed for so many years suddenly came to the forefront. And I saw GPs [general practitioners], I saw doctors, I saw therapists, I saw alternative therapists. I saw all sorts of people.
Ultimately, "it was meeting and being with Meghan, I knew that if I didn't do therapy and fix myself, that I was going to lose this woman who I could see spending the rest of my life with."
In the series' second episode, Harry says he knew if he didn't go to a therapist, he would lose Meghan, whom he wed in 2018.
"When she said, 'I think you need to see someone,' it was in reaction to an argument that we had," Harry remembers. "
He reiterates that he couldn’t find the help he needed within his family
"I felt completely helpless. I thought my family would help, but every single ask, request, warning, whatever it is just got met with total silence or total neglect," he says. "We spent four years trying to make it work. We did everything we possibly could to stay there and carry on doing the job."
He accused his family of smearing them, he said: 'Before the Oprah interview had aired, because of their headlines and that combined effort of The Firm and the media to smear her, I was woken up in the middle of the night to her [Meghan] crying in her pillow - because she doesn’t want to wake me up because I’m already carrying too much. That’s heartbreaking. I held her. We talked. She cried and she cried and she cried.'