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.