Torn

My husband is upset with me.  I don’t blame him.  I’ve been trying to help some very poor people in our extended neighborhood, and it has led to more and more begging for money, even several times a week lately.  I told them today I can’t help anymore, and I’m so sorry.  They needed food and medicine and parole money, etc.  Maybe I was just a pushover, and they tricked me out of a lot of money.  I don’t know.  I will still pray for them, more than ever, but I can’t give them more money, hubby says he will die of a stroke or heart attack if I do.  He says it eats him alive every day and night.  We are not wealthy people.  But I was always glad to lend a helping hand. But no more.  It’s over.  I’m sad, but it is necessary.  I have to put my husband first.  Thoughts?

3 thoughts on “Torn”

  1. It has been shown that many of the people that beg have cars and homes. They panhandle because it’s fast easy money. They get a payoff for doing nothing but stand around with a sign. As Dr. Phil says, “money does not solve money problems”. Maybe try to not carry any cash while you are out to take the choice out of your hands.

    I love that you want to help people less fortunate. Instead of giving away money, give some of your time at a local soup kitchen or food bank. You will help far more people that way.

  2. You were extremely generous to have helped as much as you have. However your husbands right you need to concentrate on yours and your hubbys needs financially. As the above noted had suggested maybe volunteer like say a soup kitchen since you do like to help people

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