Natural Mender.

I created this topic because I wanted to see how many people have this same issue. My problem is that I seem to be attracted to people that are broken, ill (mentally or physically), addicts, etc. I subconsciously befriend these people just to fix them. I always end up forgetting about myself and my own problems and become all consumed in my mission. If I am not helping or fixing another I feel useless. I often find myself being drug down by this but no matter how hard I consciously try to just "leave it alone" I find myself doing just the opposite. I don't try to do this to be intrusive and maybe I do this so that I don't have to focus on myself and my own problems. It seems like a very noble cause but in the end it seems selfish. I would love to know how to retrain myself so that I can just have a friend, not a homework assignment! And I am sure that my friends would be grateful to have me not analyzing their every move and trying to improve them.

amyjo3 amyjo3
26-30, F
Mar 7, 2009