I won't burden others with my worries and I would rather sit and stew than share my real feelings and risk falling into an emotional coma.
I was on the phone to a dear family member today chatting about stuff and I felt like even then I needed to rein in my emotions and keep everything totally under control.
I think it is more a fear of if I do let go I may just fall into a crumpled heap and never get back up.
Staying strong and keeping the peace seems to be my role in the family. Except when it comes to my boys. That is a whole other story.....
Are you the strong, peace keeper in your family?