What Carla describes sounds exactly like my best friend & hetero-lifemate off-line.
I call her a living, breathing, Catch-22 – she’ll drop anything & everything to help someone, regardless of her own life/health/financial constraints. It leaves her beyond “stretched thin.”
It’s frustrating, & I keep telling her to learn how to say “no.” I want her to take better care of herself.
But, I know, her empathy, generous nature, & the lengths to which she’ll go to help a friend is one of the many reasons we love her so much.
Take care of yourself first. You have nothing to give anyone else if you are stretched so thin you snap. ❤