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“When did I lose my worth? I mean my actual worth and myself worth…
I have realised that I have a loveless marriage, all I’m good for is cooking and cleaning.
We rarely converse on anything other than how we have no money. We NEVER go away, even on day trips as the husband doesn’t like going out.
I have children who all seem to need parenting despite being adults themselves.
I’ve dedicated myself for 20 years to my job but seem to get less and less hours each year in favour of younger inexperienced newcomers.
I’ve had cancer twice in the last three years, endured multiple operations and chemotherapy. I don’t have the energy that I used to have but hubby still thinks I should be working full time.
I’m trying to think long and hard about a new job, but where I live is small and not much to offer. As each day passes I wonder if this is what life is about… Is this all that there is to look forward to?
I have no idea how much life I have left and I fear that I have left everything too late. I’ve always worked hard and thought to myself that one day (when I’m retired) I will travel and have nice things and be able to help my children financially.
Life is so uncertain and it all just seems too hard right now. I wake every morning and give thanks for the things that I DO have as I know there are many people who have much less.
I volunteer my time at a shelter and I foster animals to try to give back to my community… I’m so lost I don’t know how to find my happiness or my worth anymore…” – Anonymous