Questions I’ve Been Asking Myself

Where is the line between self-care and much-maligned selfishness?

Where is the line between compassion and unnecessarily making oneself a martyr to others’ wants and needs?

How much should one sacrifice for the sake of others’ happiness at the expense of one’s own?

These are questions I’ve been asking myself a lot lately.

I am tired of being unhappy because I can’t seem to create and enforce healthy boundaries, but I don’t want to hurt anyone else or their feelings in the process.  It would be a delicate balance to do so, certainly, if it could be done at all, which brings up another question: could I form healthy boundaries and extricate myself from the unhealthy situations without stepping on anyone’s toes, burning bridges, or leaving them with hurt feelings?

Lots of questions, but no clear-cut answers at the moment.  Sighs.

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One thought on “Questions I’ve Been Asking Myself

  1. Hmmmmm. Good questions. I’ve been navigating similar stuff lately as well.

    You are not responsible for other people’s feelings ~ or their reactions to your choices. This kind of stuff delves into co-dependency, which, unfortunately is oh-so prevalent in our society today (myself included!).

    Reading on that topic as well as the book “Boundaries in Relationships: Knowing, Protecting, and Enjoying the Self by Charles Whitfield might be helpful for you.

    Also, I think a trip to Dayton, Ohio for a chance to commiserate in person and get a chance of scenery would do wonders for your spirit!!! 😀

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