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💛What we fail to realise is that our expectations are based on our standards, our own ideals, our own terms that are shaped from what we have experienced from our attachments and the world around us. Key word here is "OURS", not theirs. We want the other person to meet our standards, ideals, and goals; but we need to also consider THEIR own expectations of us and find a safe space to talk through these.
🌟Over-responsible people are people-pleasers who suppress and repress themselves to prioritise others and to minimise or eliminate conflict, criticism, rejection, disappointment and loss. They often do good things for the wrong reasons because they don't know another way of coping.
Guilt can sometimes be productive and is sometimes unhelpful. It can cause physical symptoms, self-doubt, decreased self-esteem, and shame. It can be difficult to overcome these feelings, especially in the case of chronic guilt. But it is possible, especially with help. I encourage you to seek support if you struggle with guilt.