When do you get fed up

United States
July 18, 2009 2:11am CST
I have tried my best to be a good wife and mother, and daughter and sister and aunt. What do you do when you feel you have nothing more to give? I am as limp as a wrung dish rag. Who do you turn to? I know this economy is bad heck I dont have a job myself but I have kids who are depending on me. Let me add grown children that end up on my door step. I am in school and loving the opportunity to get on with my life. I am in RN program and I feel overwhelmed between school, kids, husband, grandkids, homework, and studying, and ill parents the list goes on and on. Its getting to be ridiculous I feel like the Jetson's dad let me off this crazy thing. I've always heard the Lord doesn't put on you more than you can bare but does that mean sometimes we dont allow more to be shoved on our plates than needs to be there. I think that sometimes we miss the blessings and opportunities God places in front of us because we are so bogged down in other peoples problems we cant address our own. The reason I am placing this discussion because I am calling a family meeting tomorrow and letting everyone know how I feel and to set some boundaries. Wish me luck!
2 responses
@jules67 (2790)
• Philippines
26 Jul 09
The Homily in today's mass is all about withdrawing. When you are so busy and a lot of things is expected of you and you feel that you cannot deliver, you feel like it is above your head and the tendency is for you to get fed up. We are just humans and we are not robots. We need to withdraw once in a while. We need to take some time off. Even cars, appliances need to be turned off, what more us humans.
• United States
27 Jul 09
You are so true. People expect us to always be there for them but it is okay to take a mental health day and retreat. That is exactly what I need to start doing to keep myself in harmony
@proxima14 (196)
• Philippines
18 Jul 09
You can't take in all the world's problems. You have to focus on yourself first. After all, you won't be able to help anyone if you can't help yourself. Prioritize and learn to say no. And it is about time you talk to them about these things after all they're your family. They'll still love you no matter what happens. Good luck :)