I am a terrible liar. I find it really hard to tell people how I really feel. I always seem to be the peace keeper and just let people hear what they want to hear. (Within reason!)

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?