Originally Posted by Silent one
I have tried to live by these concepts to the best of my ability, and have never considered before that what I am doing might be some kind of mental illness? This will require some deep thinking to resolve. I am going to see if I can find a Christian psychologist in my area that might help me.
expected anyone to help others to the detriment of themselves.
If you don't care for yourself first, you'll be unable to care for others properly. It's NOT okay to ignore your own needs for those of other people.
Being a slave and martyr is not
the same thing as giving of yourself. The first only burns you out and makes you hate people. The second is taking yourself into consideration and knowing when to say 'enough'.
We need to know how to love ourselves and realize we're
as deserving as anyone else. If you have no self esteem, you're always going to be downtrodden and taken advantage of. Time to break the cycle of abuse, because that's exactly
what it is. You're abusing yourself, and allowing others to do it as well.
I wish you luck in finding yourself, and finally learning that you have as much worth as anyone else.