Sometimes it is a struggle to feel loved and protected. For as long as I can remember, I have been taking care of people, family, friends and within my job. I am not saying that people do not take care of me in their own way but sometimes I feel terribly wanting and lacking in something. My friends and family all tell me that I should ask for what I need. I guess I am not very good at doing that. I have developed this ‘tough’ exterior that that buckles down to work and shoulders all responsibility. I suppose one day, that could break a person.