feel anxiety, pity, and guilt when other people have a problem.
Wow. Does this happen often. Especially with my oldest son. Not so much with my husband or my younger son. However, if something isn’t right, my oldest son has a way of making me feel guilty. We are A LOT a like. That may have something to do with it. I am not sure. Let me give you a for instance: Husband brings home a bike for my youngest son and not my oldest. So when my husband isn’t home, my son tries to make me feel guilty as to why he should have a bike also. I mean he is older. What has he EVER done to not deserve that bike?! It’s a race bike.
Or- my older son bought a 30 microsoft points card and downloaded the points onto the xbox so that he could buy a game. Yet there was an age restriction. He pulls the guilt trip with me again. Great there is only one more day of the sale, and throws a temper tantrum – “I wasted my money buying this card.” “There’s NOTHING you can do for me MOM?”
I just feel so bad that he does these things and my hands are tied. He plays right into my emotions. Yes, I feel anxiety, pity, and guilt when other people have a problem- especially when they are people that are close to me. Qualification 2- MET
What are your thoughts? Suggestions. Advice? Anyone?