As much as I love my family and friends, sometimes they take advantage of my nurturing nature. I don’t think that they could last one day without my care and support. Well that day is about to come. Don’t get me wrong I am not a push over in fact that is the opposite of me. I am a nurturing person not just toward my family but to my friends as well. This can make me a sucker.
My nurturing side first began to get me in trouble during the second grade. I would spend so much time helping my classmates complete their assignments that mine would be forgotten. The teacher began spending notes to my mother that I was not completing my school work on time. My nurturing side continued to be a problem with my work being completed on time, until the teacher physically separated me from my peers, forcing me to concentrate only on myself.
I am a nurturing person so much so that it is easy for my family to take advantage of me.
I love my little nephew Chandler; I enjoy playing with him and teaching him new words. I like to nurture his development. My brother is very good in sharing his son with me so that I can have special auntie time. When we were children, my brother looked to me for protection. He would get into a fight with his classmate and need to call upon my abilities to protect him with “Sissy, come save me!” My brother will call upon me to save him when he gets into trouble now. My husband looks to me to care for his basic needs, food, a clean home, clean clothes, companionship and love. Often family and friends drop by unannounced to visit, this leads to telling me their sorrows and problems
An example of the conflict that this trait has caused for me is that I have looked forward to a reunion with my children who I miss and love very much. Due to the forces beyond our control we have only limited contact. I make sure that everyone in my family knows of my plans and when this visit will take place, months in advance so that they will not be...