If you distance yourself from some family members do you begin to feel happy again?
I am very sad , slightly depressed over my disappointment in and inability to help some family members . When they call me I develop depression , weakness, stomach aches. But if a week goes by and they don’t call I start feeling happiness again. This makes me feel guilty and selfish . But I have to admit the happiness that creeps up feels wonderful. Did you have to almost write off some family out of your life only to feel guilty but happy? It isn’t like I haven’t done everything in my power both financially and emotionally to help them. But no matter what is done they continue to do drugs , have things stolen from them, feel anger and resentment against me for not having their problems. I never hear of one iota of concern for what they do to me. They never feel sorry for me or guilt that causes them to leave me alone. It’s always about them. They crash with friends and spread the misery then their friends start calling me!