I mean how many times has someone wanted you to do something you really did not want to do because you knew it would be a miserable experience for you and then they got mad at you for not doing what would make them happy?Or vice versa, you have a dream or opportunity you want to pursue but it would significantly affect someone else’s life so they’d rather you stay where you are and not follow your heart.I knew it was not mine to own but it still made me very sad to know she was hurting.
I’m my mother’s only child and my two children are her only grandchildren so our moving away was very upsetting news to say the least.
I know many families have dealt with the same issue – grandparents not wanting their children and grandchildren to move away and it brings up many emotions. She made me feel like I’d completely betrayed her and put the weight of her unhappiness on my shoulders or at least that’s how I felt.
Please share below your thoughts, insights and ways you are letting someone else’s happiness come at the expense of your own.
the fall of 1964, on a visit to the World’s Fair, in Queens, Lewis Altfest, a twenty-five-year-old accountant, came upon an open-air display called the Parker Pen Pavilion, where a giant computer clicked and whirred at the job of selecting foreign pen pals for curious pavilion visitors.
Or a very common one with women and that’s staying in an abusive or miserable marriage for the sake of the kids.