Crissy Posted June 28, 2009 Share Posted June 28, 2009 Earlier this evening I had a conversation with my husband about some of the things in my life that are beginning to feel overwhelming: caring for other's children, high-maintenance friends, needy family members, etc. I was explaining that I feel badly for my children because I expect them to behave and do the right thing always so I can help others work out their issues and problems without being completely inundated. I told him that I should be focusing more on him, our two boys and our home rather than being a care-taker for so many other people. He laughed out loud and said, "That's who you are! You are the person who takes care of everyone else." :001_huh: When did that happen, and why am I not happy about it? Is it my age (I just turned 39)? Is it some unrelated dissatisfaction with my life? Maybe I am not explaining this very well, but I wonder if anyone here has felt the same way. Do you put too many other people ahead of your own well-being, and some ahead of your immediate family? If you once did, then changed your focus to your own family and your self, how did you do that without hurting feelings or feeling selfish? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
Join the conversation
You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.