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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Feel guilty about being an engineer and writer? That's a great career choice.
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)
Quick suggestion: Create another (secret fm Mum) HubPages ID and pour out ALL your personal feelings in it like you would in your journal. Great way to express your deepest feelings and connect with others like yourself. Count me in when you do :)
Oooo, I didn't know I could have more than one account on here? Am I able to link it to the same Paypal address/email address as this one, then??
Just looked it up for you: http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/68814
You CAN have more than one hubpages account, as long as you dont use the other ones for self-promoting etc. Although not sure abt the Paypal/email bit :(
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?
Thanks for responding. I get what you mean about regrets but ultimately you have to be with your husband and be where your jobs are. It doesn't mean cutting off ties with family. Sorry, blunt, out of comment-characters to explain better.