— Lizabeth T., Chicago
My goodness, you expect so little from your life. No doubt these expectations have been low for a long time. Your letter has the tone of someone who is saying: "I live in a place of torment. Can somebody please give me a pair of wings to fly out of here?" No one can give you a pair of wings. To get out of your present situation, which sounds as unbearable as you say, you need to reverse the steps that got you into it.
Those steps aren't external. It's not that you landed in a draining, dead-end job, and that's what has ruined everything. No, your attitudes and beliefs got you here. Typical of these are the following:
- I don't want much or demand much.
- I don't deserve much.
- It doesn't matter if I am put upon.
- There's no use fighting what is.
- If I can just get through today, that's good enough.
- Nobody really cares what happens to me, so why should I?
Next question: How do I deal with my rude husband's attitude?
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