How Do I Stop Being So Nice

That’s an EXCELLENT question. I struggle with that myself too more than I care to think about. Often we think that if we are “nice” to others, others will treat us with kindness in return. Or, we may feel that if we are nice, others will like or love us more. It’s the old “do... Continue Reading →

Not Even A Birthday Wish From Our Child: The Estranged Adult Child

We were out for dinner with friends.  It was my husband's birthday.  We'd had a great time all night. Then, hit the moment where my friend and I began a real conversation about a topic that I find hard to deal with.  Our daughter. "She didn't even text her father a Happy Birthday," I said... Continue Reading →

How To Know If You Need New Friends

Are you feeling that something's not right in your friendship? Feeling down about no one calling you back? Getting a gut wrenching feeling that you've been used? How to know if you need new friends.  Friends are people who should compliment our lives.  They add something to it and make us feel good about who... Continue Reading →

Who Am I And What Is The Meaning of Life

For most of my life, I've lived it as a caregiver or "doing the right thing" so to speak.  That wasn't by choice.  It was ingrained into me as a Life or Death type of response by a set of parents who couldn't get their own lives together either as separate people or as a... Continue Reading →

Be A Little More Selfish

"Generation A" was taught to take care of others and be respectful towards society in general and totality. Negativity was used to punish them if they didn't cooperate but, they often did because it was "the right thing to do".  They were brought up to serve others and their needs first. "Generation B" (Generation A's... Continue Reading →

You Don’t Matter

  1) You cannot make people care about you who don't care 2) When you don't matter, you don't matter. You can't change that fact. 3) Being caring, kind and nice to others doesn't necessarily get anywhere good. 4) The care, concern and effort you put into others will likely not be returned. Lesson learned... Continue Reading →

Celebrating Mother’s Or Father’s Day When Your Only Child Is Estranged From You

Mother's Day has passed and Father's Day is upon us but, what do you do if your only child has estranged herself from both of their parents?  Do you forget the day, treating it as any other day or, do you embrace the fact that you did all that you could as a parent and... Continue Reading →

User Abuser Or Estranged Children Hurt Us As Parents

  When your child has chosen to estrange themselves from your life completely, missing Mother's Days, all holidays and your birthdays go by one by one, signifying that you're aging more by the day or especially, in times of crises within yourself or your world, there's a lot of heartache and sorrow to deal with.... Continue Reading →

Shocking Discovery: You Don’t Owe Anyone Anything Nor Do They Owe You

Mother/Saint Teresa wasn't as completely unselfish as what we've been made to believe or she would have us believe.  Are you gasping at that statement yet? I'm sure that you are if you know anything about the woman. Yes, no doubt whatsoever she did many wonderful things for others throughout her life and devoted herself... Continue Reading →

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