All my life I've stood up for people, but along the way I've lost myself. We are not only supposed to care for others, but we need to take care of ourselves. Our needs are important too. Because when people don't take care of themselves they can't take care of others. I've noticed this in myself. I've been trying to take care of my husband and completely ignoring my needs, then I take it out on him when I feel neglected, not realizing I do it to myself more than he does. I'm slowly learning to take care of just me while being strong enough for others.