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Good Morning, Thank you for taking the time to read and reply to my SOS. Yes, it does feel as if I were all alone and the only one experiencing this. However, morning when I got up I ask myself why I I feel the way I do and this is the answer I got from myself: if someone around me felt the way I do I would open my home and ask if we could talk about it… SO THIS IS THE ANSWER: I EXPECT OTHERS TO DO FOR ME WHAT I WOULD SURELY DO FOR THEM AND THIS WILL NEVER HAPPEN.

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@nannette1941- If you expect people to do for you what you would do for others then I fear that you will continue to be very disappointed. About a dozen years ago I was visiting family. My daughter-in-law, who thought that everyone should love her newborn as she did. She decided that because another family member hadn't flown across the country to visit and meet the new child she would return his gift. She didn't want anything to do with him. She thought that his very generous gift was not how she expected him to act. This to me is trying to control how people behave and feel. If I make lunch for someone I do expect a thank you. But I don't expect that person to duplicate and reciprocate based on what I wanted.

Do your friends know how you really feel? Have you told your friends how you want them to treat you or act towards you?