Do you rely on someone to much?

United States
September 21, 2007 1:34pm CST
I mean think about we all have somebody in our life's that we ask a lot of. Is there one person in your life that does a lot for you? What would you do if that person was no longer here? My hubby says that i rely on people way to much and I need to become more self sufficient. I do ask a my family and friends for a lot of favors. But I also return them Im not a selfish person by no means. I wonder if there is at least one person in everybody's life we just could not do without.
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@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
21 Sep 07
I pretty much do things myself unless my husband does it for me. I think my husband and son could not do without me ever. They would be lost if i was not here.
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• United States
22 Sep 07
LOL most would.
@JUNGLE (1157)
• South Africa
24 Sep 07
The greatest thing my parents gave me was that I had to be independent to a great degree.While they wanted me to be sociable and unselfish,and not to refuse a kind offer of help,they also wanted me to learn essential life skills.I have taught myself most of the necessary skills such as driving,cooking,business and many of the everyday activities that one needs to live a normal life.I have become independent to a great degree,but I have been reliant on someone or another many times so far in my life,and I think I will be many times more.People do want to feel needed and I think although you could have got by on your own,someone will feel really happy to hear you say "Thank you I could not have done this by myself" !!LOL!!!!!!!
• United States
25 Sep 07
Good for your parents.
• United States
24 Sep 07
I was the person that was relied upon to much and when I got sick she was very angry and she did not take it well. She was really angry and treated me really crappy at first. I had to tell her off and tell her I did not want to spend any time with her for a while. I also told her that a friend was someone who was supportive and not what she had been teating me. Now we are close but not like we where.
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• United States
24 Sep 07
Im sorry about that. But Im glad your still friends.
@kaplya (1578)
• India
22 Sep 07
it's only since last year when my siblings moved out to other cities,i started to notice that how much i was relying on them. i miss my sisters who helped me so much with different things. i really miss my brother whenever there's a problem with my computer!lol though it has done some good to me as now i am starting to learn these things myself and that way i am learnig new skills which otherwise, i guess, would have been almost impossible for me to learn!:)
• United States
22 Sep 07
Im sorry that your family moved away.
• Philippines
21 Sep 07
No. I even don't ask money from my husband. Well, I don't have much money, he does. But I don't like asking from him. My mom, even tries to give me money but most of the time I don't accept it. I don't know, I just have this feeling that I would rather give. I give money to people even if I'm broke, and that makes me really happy. Not only with money, with tasks as well. We have maids/servants at home to do things for us, but I wash my own clothes. I know its not right sometimes, but many times I just like to be doing things by myself.
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• United States
22 Sep 07
We all like doing things for ourselves at times.
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
21 Sep 07
Im pretty self sufficient so no I dont rely on other people. I dont like doing that I would feel like a burden. I do rely on my husband only sometimes thou.
• United States
21 Sep 07
Good for you.
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@anuj291 (575)
• India
21 Sep 07
i guess there is always a time when that special person comes ,,where u cant do anything without his.her help or opinion i guess love is one of the biggest area then relyin on friends and family is nice,,u get supported for wht u might have done alone,,and if possible might have done wrong,,so its better to have someone than always doin things alone thnx
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• United States
21 Sep 07
Yep good way to look at it.
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