I hate feeling guilty for speaking trurh. As if my feelings

I hate feeling guilty for speaking trurh. As if my feelings don't matter. My neighbor called to check on me, she's a older widow and I would check in with her before her husband passing and after. She been supportive when I would be out of town and I even had to barrow a couple of dollars time to time. When I seen her ID I was happy to hear from her and so we talked and I caught her up. She asked if I needed anything I said I was OK. I shared I was glad she called bc I didn't want it to be one-sided. She said... "I'm sorry for focusing on myself and not you." My heart dropped, bc my meaning was I didn't want to always be a bother to her, some people don't want to be bothered an won't say. Then try to say your needy. I don't always know if I'm too blunt in my speaking or is it discomfort for not being honest with others about how I feel. People pleasing? I have to find a balance and let it go. Feeling guilty, embarrassed and shame. Why?

DearPeace's picture
Jun 10, 2021

Thanks for sharing that, I'm struggling right now if I should or shouldn't call her back to make sure she understands that I was apperceive of her call. Talking about it here helps me sit with it for a moment. When you don't know what to do, do nothing right?

105's picture
Jun 11, 2021

I hope you are feeling better. Communication is key. If you feel you two had a misunderstanding, clearing that up should be a good thing. Best of luck.


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