Well said from a woman's perspective! It seems that we are always 'giving' and getting pain back in return. Along with that comes lack of sleep = harder to cope, handle allllll the things required, etc. I have begun to stop, say 'no', ask for responsibility instead of 'helping', drop many things not a priority, give up explaining to friends re: limitations of late hours out. Not worth it and this investment of goals and discipline has begun to reap much less pain, better sleep and more hopeful lifestyle for the future. It's ok to say "no", I'm finding after reading several books on boundaries and what a relief I feel!! Tired of the guilt imposed because I'm not 'perfect'. No one is...yet those that impose it just haven't had to deal with constant pain....yet. It's not something we choose but we CAN choose how we live with it and live to our best.View Thread
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