Friday, March 20, 2009
An incredibly accurate (for me) comment
A quote from a comment made by someone on an Al-Anon forum I read...
I know I am emotionally involved in what happens to my loved ones, but I don't know if I am aware of how involved I am.
I believe when I try to "protect" them- I am actually more interested in protecting myself from my own emotional involvement in their decisions. It will hurt ME- possibly very much- if they choose "wrong".
I want to jump in to stop things from happening TO THEM, but most of the time I think I really do it to stop what will happen TO ME because I am afraid that it will hurt too much to watch them go through what they have to go through... I realize how afraid I am of how I will feel if something happens to them.
That one hits close to home!