Is Stress a "choice"
Saturday, May 21, 2011
My mom has cancer and my nephew and brother live with her...my brother is out on the road for 2-3 weeks at a time. My nephew is 19 w/out a job and not going to school. My mom is stressed...going through chemo and has some financial worries. But, she should not have to worry about telling my nephew to do anything around the house. When I told my brother that I did not want our mom to have any stress because she DID NOT need it, he says to me that "Stress is a choice that people make". REALLY????? What the heck??? I want my brother to start being accountable and respoonsible and teach his son to do the same. When I told him he needed to enforce and tell my nephew what needs to be done, he turns it around on me by saying, "Since you're the perfect parent, give me advice". I am not even close to that. I have had my share of trials with my kids. BUT, the difference is that I disciplined them.
Anyway, is stress really a choice? I think there are things a person can do to release some stress, but going through chemo and being worried about the cancer has got to be VERY STRESSFUL....
Thanks for letting me vent!!! Ya'll are the best!!!