Posted in Life, Overwhelmed

Keep it In

Keep your feelings in because they will hurt others.

We are just trying to help you. We are doing things to make it easier for you. You don’t appreciate anything.

Others can feel. Others have good ideas. Others can make stupid suggestions that are the core of the pain.

Just sit there and accept them with a smile. It doesn’t matter if you feel lonely or suffocated or that you have no power. You just need to accept that everyone else knows what to do.

If you tell us how you are feeling you are going to make us upset. We are only trying.

You are selfish and care about no one else but yourself. You are not showing respect. You are talking down. You are treating us like shit.

I don’t want to hear you complain. You have everything. We are giving you a place to sleep and food to eat. We are giving you rides to wherever you want to go and whenever you want to go. You are coming to US to ask for advice.  We just ask how your day was and details to make conversation – we aren’t prying.

You should be thankful. You shouldn’t be upset. You shouldn’t feel claustrophobic. You shouldn’t feel dependent. You shouldn’t feel like you lost your autonomy. You shouldn’t feel locked up and alone.

Don’t you dare say how you are feeling, you will just hurt everyone around you.



I am prone to overthinking and not to sharing. I decided to start writing and see what happens. So here are some stories and life situations (sometimes words of Torah) of a 30 something single woman, who happens to be a rabbi (received ordination in 2017- so there are posts of what that experience was like), will be working as a chaplain (and worked for years with older adults), is regularly asked what city she is located in (started the blog while living in Israel, found herself working in Australia, and will be in New York for at least a year), and is just trying to figure out her place in the world.

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