I was thinking about this the other day and wondered what others thought.
Since my OH died last year I have no real problem about living by myself in the sense that I can cope on my own and ask for help with heavy things.
What I find hard is living FOR myself - in other words having no-one else to please, to help, to cook for, to chat to. Everything I do now is for me, and me alone, but it was completely different throughout the rest of my life. I was in a caring profession, I cared for my children, I cared for my sick OH for many years.
Does anyone else find it hard to see the point of living entirely for oneself - or is this a self-esteem problem. I am not aware of lacking self-esteem.
I do do things for others: secretary of choral society, school governor, run a choir etc. etc. But the rest of the time I onoy have myself to please; and indeed doing these things is entirely my choice.
Anyone else thought about this?
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