Are you your brother’s keeper?
When do you stop being your brother’s keeper? I have a friend who is helping her ex husband who has been told he might have cancer. She is helping him cope and helping him with the doctor’s appointments. I have another friend who has been helping her ex-husband for years. He was in a car accident and has brain damage. I know a few others who are helping their friends cope with their daily ups and downs that have emotional problems. Then there are others who help their grown adult children with their daily lives. I am a believer in helping people but when does it become a job? When does it overwhelm your entire life and now you are giving up things?? When does the other person become responsible for their own lives? I hear the word caregiver and codependent but those are words that can apply to any of us. I think we need to look at the situation at hand . No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path. Buddha
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My name is Kathy. I am 55 years old. I have two dogs and a cat. I work with seniors. I am an Executive Director in a retirement community.I love my job and my life!