You first have to 'care' for yourself. Sometimes you is the only person who you should really care for. You don't owe anything to anyone. Keep yourself balanced - just enough care - and then you can start looking at 'caring' for others and how much is enough.<br />
YOU must come first.

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When you find out share with me.

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Oh the enigma!

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Good question. I'm living that right now šŸ˜¢

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My mom is this way, and it does cause her deep hurt. She cares way too much for her adult children. She has a dream of owning a horse... but nope, gotta take care of my single-with-kids sister and me... even though we're capable of living with the conditions that we're in just fine... <br />
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Caring "enough" means 'where do I draw the line, what's equitable for me and them?' Sometimes, though, the nurturing instinct just doesn't quit... and that makes it difficult for all involved.<br />
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I think communication and honesty would help some. If my mom could be reassured in several ways that my sister and I are just fine, then that might help.<br />
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Please don't ever let yourself into a position where there's a moderate chance of being hurt. Be good to yourself, also, as well as them. Balance, balance, balance.<br />
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Take care, heart of gold.

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