Feeling so unappreciated by my family

Posted on: Mon, 09/23/2019 - 12:30pm
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Good Morning Everyone. I'm having a bit of a sad morning because I feel like I keep giving and giving to my family to the point where I am feeling totally drained and unappreciated. I think that I have been doing it for so long that it seems like second nature to me. I never do anything with the expectation of getting anything in return but when I keep giving so much of myself to others I feel like I'm not giving enough to myself, and now I feel like I am suffering the consequences of that. Sometimes I feel like running far far away from it all. I am sure that this feeling will pass but I don't want to it pass anymore I want to do something about it. I want to start living life for myself, not in a selfish way where everything is about me, but I want to start putting myself first. It's been a really long time since I've done that. I don't know where to start or how to get there.

Posted on: Tue, 09/24/2019 - 1:24pm
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i know how that can be millie and it's not right. sometimes i feel like i try so hard for people and they don't appreciate me, never even a thank you. they just expect it now and i do it because it's just the way i am. think we're kind of in the same boat, i don't know how to put myself first and think that's why i'm in the position i'm in.

Posted on: Wed, 09/25/2019 - 3:15pm
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People who dont go through it will never get it.

Posted on: Wed, 09/25/2019 - 3:58pm
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that stinks millie, it's hard when you give yourself to everyone and don't get anything in return and this is why you have to start putting yourself first. maybe if you back off a bit then your family will realize and appreciate what you did for them. seems like they're taking you for granted.

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