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I 'm Tired of Being the Responsible One

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    I always have to be the responsible one.  I have several siblings, one older and several younger.  I had to be the one to push my older brother to do simplet things like go to school or these days to spend time with his kids and never to forget to take time out for them...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 5 Responses Mar 13, 2009

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    hey all ! ... this is important

    and big. can i have a small time of yours, just little.. few minutes.. i sign up here around a year back to share my story with people and i did. i expected people will help me out from my heart broken stage and yes to maximum extend people helped, thanks a lot... then i began...
    heartless2 heartless2 22-25, M Jul 22

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    The "Old Soul"

    I've been told my whole life that i was an "old soul". To this day I don't really understand what exactly that means or if its a compliment. From what i understand it means that your reliable and responsible, you can be counted on to take care of those who can't take...
    firefly21 firefly21 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 18, 2009

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    And Yet...

    when there's no one else... there's little choice.as my mother taught me:If not me, then who?  Apparently no one I can count on for the job in my neck of the woods...not that I'd go party or anything... but I would like to be fancy free once in a blue moon or two... not have to...
    ElvenLady ElvenLady 36-40, F 2 Responses May 11, 2011

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    And Yet...

    when there's no one else... there's little choice.as my mother taught me:If not me, then who?  Apparently no one I can count on for the job in my neck of the woods...not that I'd go party or anything... but I would like to be fancy free once in a blue moon or two... not have to...
    ElvenLady ElvenLady 36-40, F May 11, 2011

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    Getting Sick Of It

    I'm the oldest of four kids, my dad died when I was 7 or 8, and here I am. I'm 28, my brother is almost 26 and still acts like he's a college freshman or younger, drinking as much as he can as fast as he can and calls it a fun time. He's a major pothead, his gf/fiance isnt any...
    cobrafish cobrafish 26-30, M Sep 17, 2013

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    Sometimes I wish I could be selfish

    and irresponsible. I always have to do what has to be done. Always must do the right thing and put my own desires last. Don't get me wrong, I am grateful for having the ability to do what I do and for everything I have. I just dream of taking off on a whim once in a while...
    455cargirl 455cargirl 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 5

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    I am so done with being there

    for people who aren't there for me.
    lillylolz lillylolz 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 1

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    No More Stress Pls.

    I am the one who makes sure the bills are paid, there's food on the table and work overtime when possible to make sure there's enough money coming in to do all this. I go through much stress in trying to make ends meet where my partner will just walk of a job if he doesn't get...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 23, 2012

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    I'm tired of being the responsible one,

    the sensible one. I don't want to be the careful one, the cautious one, the reliable one. I want to jump into new experiences, follow my dreams, live a life full of wonderful adventures.....when will I get to be carefree and live those dreams?
    00flyaway 00flyaway 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 22

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    Grow Up!

    When I first got married it was kind of cute how he depended on me for everything. I guess it sort of brought out my maternal instinct. Once I became a mother to an "actual" child who really needed me to do everything for him it suddenly wasn't so cute that a thirty...
    pixelita pixelita 36-40, F 12 Responses Apr 16, 2009

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    The Good Child.

    I have 4 siblings and not to be really mean but my siblings are not the brightest crayons in the box. My younger sister feels the need to sneak around, slack, lie and be all sneaky even when she doesn't have to be. Our parents are really laid back with that sort of stuff and my...
    Didosaurus Didosaurus 18-21, F Jul 24, 2011

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    Tired of being the responsible one

    for sure. It's always so complex, isn't it? For example with myself, I know how to become unstuck from being the one with l the weight on my shoulders but I also feel like if I don't do take on that responsibility then who will? I am firm believer in hard work. I think it's...
    stevesaul stevesaul 22-25, M Jan 26

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    Soooo tired. I work 7 days a week trying to get

    ends to meet and i just want a break. :( at least some different people to talk to if nothing else
    Tiffany303 Tiffany303 18-21, F Jan 13

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    Wish I Was The One Being Cared For...

    I have always been described as responsible and dependable. Through age, I have come to resent this as people often take advantage of those traits. Lately, I do feel the responsibility is becoming too much. My younger sister is depressed and I am her only support in the family. I...
    Jenni855 Jenni855 26-30, F 6 Responses Sep 14, 2013

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    So what if I'm the oldest!

    I'm still a person. I can't control others anymore than they can control me. My sibling doesn't listen. Oh well it's not my problem. If the kids at camp don't behave, that's all right they'll deal with the consequences. Just don't make it my problem. I do what I want. And when...
    BleedingOrchids BleedingOrchids 13-15, F Apr 13

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    Breakfast...who prepared it

    after working in a night shift? I came home at 9 am. I did while he was watching TV and he can leave whenever he pleased because his managing his own business. After breakfast who took care of the kids, fixed their things and prepared them for school? I did after he dashed off...
    4BlackForest 4BlackForest 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 2

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