We're all broken in way or another. And, we're all in this life together. It's never my place to try to "fix," "change," or "heal" someone else. I can offer my love, support and encouragement. If those gifts are accepted and/or returned is entirely up to the other person.
CurvesandClass CurvesandClass
46-50, F
6 Responses May 18, 2015

Very profound statement, I also believe that God is the only one that can truly "fix" someone long term. You sound like a special lady. I do counseling for felons coming out of prison with drug and alcohol addictions. Men and women, who I have seen work hard to change their lives, the ones who have embraced God have done well the ones who have been so sure they can do it on their own have failed.

at what point do you disengage when you can no longer stomach the hurt emanating from the other person? actually, i think i answered my own question. when you can no longer stand it.

The more a person is hurting, the more I love them and pray for them. I am very strong in my faith, which is really from where my philosophy stems. I know I cannot personally "fix," "change," or "heal" anyone so I follow the teachings of my faith, and trust in The One who I believe can.

faith is a powerful thing. mine is more of a philosophy, perhaps it's time to revisit it for inspiration. i feel defeated, as healers will, when healing efforts are not successful. i also feel frustrated because i envision the life I'd like to lead but my partner cannot keep up with my vision. maybe the writings of my faith would be helpful there, too. thank you.

Faith is believing what you cannot see. You have to believe with the unfailing trust like that of a child. It is fulfilling and liberating to trust in something greater than our sense of self. I hope you find what you need. Best wishes to you. :-)

im broke can you find me a little room ?

That's admirable. Some times working with others I find I get the answers to my situation, which is doubly good.

I feel the same way

That's admirable. Some times working with others I find I get the answers to my situation, which is doubly good.

When we give, we receive. It may not always be in the same or equal measure, but it will always be worth the effort.

Absolutely