You Are Not Alone

You Are Not Alone

You love your family with all your heart, but it’s hard to take care of yourself when they need you so much. You want to be a good son/daughter/parent/sibling, but your best efforts never seem to be quite good enough. You convince yourself not to get angry when someone hurts you, but it’s getting harder to keep the lid on and you wish you could speak your mind freely with your loved ones without a guilt trip. Some days you fantasize about rebelling from the role you’ve always known, walking away from people who just keep hurting you, and starting a new life where you can be who you truly are.

Is this you?

If you’ve thought these thoughts, asked these questions, or felt guilty about these feelings, guess what…..

You are not alone.

When you’re the only one you know that’s trying to swim upstream, and all the other fish look at you like you’re crazy for going against the flow, it can be a tough swim. Sometimes the other fish may even attack you for disrupting their lazy river ride by churning up the water. It’s hard not to get swept away when you’re the only one trying to do things differently. Fortunately, you don’t have to do it alone. Moving against the current is easier when you can join with others doing the same thing.

So how do you forge these connections that make it easier to weaken the current so you don’t get swept away? Where do you find these other like-minded rebel fish?

Starting in September, you can find them in Walking on Eggshells: A Group for Weary Peacekeepers. Walking on Eggshells is a group for people who love their families dearly and want to build healthier relationships by setting boundaries, learning how to take care of themselves, and remembering how to be compassionate with themselves. In becoming part of this community, you can give and receive support, solidarity, advice, and guidance as you learn how to navigate the whitewater rapids of tricky relationships. Come find your people, and let’s challenge the current together.

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