When Does Care Become Suffocating To The Point That All You Want To Do Is Run Away?

Care as defined by Merriam-Webster dictionary is, “To have affection or fondness for someone; to be interested in or concerned about something.”

Have you ever been in a situation where you felt like you’ve gotten too much care from someone, especially from the opposite sex? If you have, I’m sure you can relate to this.

This person chats you up now and then, calls to ask if you’ve eaten, or showered, or rested well. At first, you like the attention. It makes you feel special that someone cares about you that much.

So when does it really begin to suffocate you?

In my opinion, it isn’t wrong to show that you care for someone- especially if you’re trying to “shoot a shot”. But there should be a limit to it.

You can’t call like five times in one hour to ask random questions like, “How’s the sky in your area? “What direction does your fan rotate?”

Come on!

What’s even more bothersome is the fact that if you were chatting with this person, and you decided to go offline for a bit, they call to know if you are dead! Not literally but…

…What if this person is your boyfriend or girlfriend?

Yep. Let’s not pretend that we haven’t at least dated someone like this before.

Initially, you felt on top of the world. Your boo loves you to pieces; makes you feel like the only person in the world.

Then how come you felt suffocated? When it did become overbearing?

Everyone has a different experience. The good, the bad, and the ugly.  What is your story?

It’s sad enough that you had to go through this kind of torture. But how about you help someone avoid this kind of prison?

So my question still remains, “When did all that care become suffocating? How can someone in this kind of situation break free?”

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Author: Esther Odafe

I read and I write. When I'm not doing either of the two, you will find me asleep or engrossed in a movie.

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