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Do you sometimes feel responsible for things you aren't responsible for?


Sometimes I feel it's my responsibility to help someone out of a jam that they created themselves; fixing something someone else broke. Feeling guilty for something someone else said. I don't know if this is because I'm a caring, helpful person or a complete nut in need of some intense counseling. Your take?

 

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    IDONO 3 years ago

    Sounds like you know something about gratitude. I wonder how many things blow right by us because we look at them as entitlements instead of recognizing blessings for what they are? They are uncountable.

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    IDONO 3 years ago

    I'm very aware that there is a very fine line between practicing acceptance and becoming an enabler. I just haven't found that line yet. I'd rather cross it than leave someone behind.


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    IDONO 3 years ago

    I won't. I had a lot of people reach out when I reached my alcoholic bottom. I was broke, dirty,unemployed, and basically spiritless. Now I do well because of them. Paying it forward is how I stay that way.Helping is a privilege. Thanks, Eric.

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    Lizam1 3 years ago

    Sounds like you don't feel you deserve respect and kindness. You do! Maybe consider consulting a coach or a counsellor because ongoing unhealthy relationships are seriously bad for your health. I speak from personal experience.


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    Lizam1 3 years ago

    We aren't responsible for other peoples happiness, however we can be there for them as a good friend and sometimes good friends point out the other persons foibles that keep getting them into problems.


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