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Do your family ever make you feel guilty about the life path you chose?


In 2007, at the age of 31, I left my home in England and moved to Texas, USA, and got married. Since that day, my parents and one sibling have subtly made me feel tremendous guilt for 'leaving' them, and will often ask why my American husband and I don't move "back home" to the UK. What do your family make you feel guilty for doing? How do you cope with that guilt, and the stress it potentially causes you?

 
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Karthik Kashyap (karthikkash) says

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    Marie Alana (MarieAlana1) 4 years ago

    Feel guilty about being an engineer and writer? That's a great career choice.

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Claire (Elderberry Arts) says

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How does family make you feel guilty about the life path you choose.

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    BritInTexas 4 years ago

    I appreciate those of you that decided to write Hubs on this topic - I would love to write about my own story, but with my Mom as one of my biggest fans(!) I daren't let her read something so personal. So, thank you for that. :O)


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    BritInTexas 4 years ago

    Beautifully put. Suffering from depression hasn't helped me to look at things in a positive way, nor work on my own happiness. I worry about the future and having regrets when my parents are gone. Does that make sense?


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