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?

2 thoughts on “Torn”

  1. *Wrote this note on the second entry, so also putting it here*

    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.

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