Wow! I can really relate. I took on the role of being responsible for EVERYTHING at the age of six when the abuse started. It seems I attract this in my life.
I feel isolated and alone especially since my wife was the victim of a pedestrian hit and run four years ago that left her disabled with a significant cognitive deficit. She focuses on herself and her needs and the only time I am considered in her thoughts is when it relates to her needs. Of course, I feel responsible for her care and it is my fault when things go wrong.
I really wish that someone could take away this curse we seem to share of feeling responsible!
WOR Sequoia 2011--it has changed my life!