These people tend to be very kind, loving people who are all about helping others…unfortunately, often at the expense of themselves.
Take the time to think if this is something you really want to do, can do and should do before you respond. For larger requests such as taking on a new project, watching a friend’s child etc., tell the person you will get back to them in 24 hours. Practice with a close friend, playfully ask your partner to ask you something or tell your parent no when you really don’t want to do something.4. If you are already over-extended, refuse to take a new thing without letting go of something else. It’s a gift to you, your children (so they learn to take care of themselves) and to your partner.The problem with care-taking isn’t that they’re kind to others.