September 3, 2021 at 12:46 pm #385633DeeParticipant
I have nothing to really say here but times are tough. It is really, really rough out here. I want to be a positive source of energy for people, through their tough times as I continue to go through it as well. I hope everyone is having a good, safe week. I hope you’re staying healthy and your loved ones too.
Enjoy your weekend everyoneSeptember 3, 2021 at 1:59 pm #385637anitaParticipant
Thank you, I hope you enjoy your weekend too, at least part of it, since times are rough for you. What’s happening?
* I don’t know if you noticed a reply at the end of your previous thread by another member: reads like it could be very helpful for you to read it.
anitaSeptember 3, 2021 at 4:42 pm #385667DeeParticipant
I saw this and immediately went back to my other thread, thank you for the reminder.
I’m going to enjoy my weekend once I get off work tomorrow afternoon. It’ll be a full weekend for me even with having to work tomorrow since I’ll be off through Monday for the holiday.
Times are hard as I still have question marks in regards to my overall health & wellbeing, functionality, etc. My work life has been really good, I passed an exam that I have been waiting to take for a while. It’s been busier and I’ve been taking on and been given more responsibilities/ independence in my position. All good things, getting me closer to where I want to be. My personal life isn’t so terrible, but some of my loved ones are not having the best time of their lives and it’s hard to be there for it sometimes. I love so deeply and I hate seeing the people I care about hurting or struggling. I don’t care to share all kinds of details of their problems but that’s the cause of my current tough times. It’s a lot of feeling down, worried, stressed, scared, confused. What do you do sometimes. It’s hard because I don’t know how I’m supposed to react and feel around other people, the ones I care about. I don’t want to be selfish and not be involved in their struggles, I want to be there for them and help them through it. At the end of the day it’s always easy for me to say it’s all alright, things get better. But other people don’t get that, are a lot more pessimistic so it can be hard to be a supporter who is so positive.
DSeptember 3, 2021 at 7:37 pm #385705anitaParticipant
“I love so deeply and I hate seeing the people I care about hurting or struggling… feeling down, worried, stressed, scared, confused… I don’t want to be selfish and not be involved in their struggles“-
– it reads like what you need is to withdraw from your involvement in the struggles of your loved ones because being involved is too taxing, too distressing and exhausting for you, and therefore- not good for your health.
Maybe your loved-ones will be okay with you withdrawing.. even feeling better about you doing what’s right for you, taking care of yourself (which is not selfish when it’s.. necessary for your own health)?