You think you’re helping, but I ask you, who? Maybe it’s your son or daughter. Maybe it’s your husband, wife or a friend.
You think by minimizing, denying, protecting, and loving them things will get better.
You offer food, shelter, money or anything else they need because that is what someone does when they care that deeply, right?
But “it” grows stronger. You worry, you get angry, you beg, you plead, you throw guilt their way, and you even try a little tough love. Then, things get worse. You get sick, you think about them morning, noon, and night. You neglect and ignore other important people and things in your life. To the detriment of everything else, you are now obsessed with how to help.