Feeling Responsible When You’re Not
Taking responsibility when we should is a hallmark of maturity. When either spouse refuses to take responsibility as they should it cripples the marriage at the very least and can eventually kill the marriage.
Trying to take responsibility when it’s not yours to take is also a problem, and from my observations, wive’s are more likely to fall into this than husbands. I don’t know if it’s society or a gender difference, but it seems many women assume responsibility for things they aren’t responsible for and can’t control or change. This leads to frustration, anger, guilt, and even depression.
Do you feel responsible for your husband or your kids in ways you should not? Spend some time thinking and praying about it and set down anything that’s not yours to hold.
~ Paul – I’m XY, and I don’t want my wife to feel responsible for what I do or say.