Meet my #livingfreetogether friend, Gretchen. She’s a mom, wife, and a woman who loves encouraging women in their faith.
I love what she had to say. In fact, I’m going to read it a second time, and a third, because it has that much power to bring rest. ~ Suzie
“You are over-responsible”
. . . and with that, the marriage counselor labeled me.
Rightly so, I must admit.
When we are over-responsible, it just means that we try to do too much for others and try solve other people’s problems. It took conflict early in our marriage for me to identify this in me. In my effort to love my husband, I often tried to “fix” him. This caused him to feel disrespected and me to feel pressure to manage him.
As soon as I learned about this, I wholeheartedly agreed with my need to resist it.
However, understanding the label didn’t automatically remove it. [Read more…]