To Confused...and anybody else. Read the wisdom :)

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by SomewhereOutThere, May 6, 2015.

  1. SomewhereOutThere

    SomewhereOutThere Well-Known Member

    I loved this.

    "Many of the people I’ve worked with in family groups have been that obsessed with people they care about. When I asked them what they were feeling, they told me what the other person was feeling. When I asked what they did, they told me what the other person had done. Their entire focus was on someone or something other than themselves. Some of them had spent years of their lives doing this—worrying about, reacting to, and trying to control other human beings. They were shells, sometimes almost invisible shells, of people. Their energy was depleted—directed at someone else. They couldn’t tell me what they were feeling and thinking because they didn’t know. Their focus was not on themselves.”
    Melody Beattie, Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself (This is a fantastic book, by the way)

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