Megan goodgirl

Did anybody in your family worried a lot? Like was a worry wart and if so do you worry ? Is it heredity?

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Skip  Gentry Profile
Skip Gentry answered

Iโ€™ve always been the one in my family that worries about everything. The older I get, the worse it is. Thereโ€™s no controlling it. Megan, you are still young, and hopefully you can overcome the feelings you have.

Toni Pauze Profile
Toni Pauze answered

No thank goodness. I learned a long time ago if I couldnโ€™t change it let it go. Worrying never helps only makes matters worse.

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Yin And Yang answered

I use to tell people in my family "if I'm not worrying, you better check my pulse cuz I'm probably dead!" ๐Ÿ˜… I am a worry wort. Some things I have learned to let go like Tiger mentioned. Somethings I worry about more so the older I get, like Skip mentioned. Kids, you will always worry about them even if it's wondering if you gave them a decent life or enough love. I think there is a combination of learned worry behavior and inherited worry. BUT when you come to realize the difference between the two, then you can begin to over come some of the worry. Bills, I think that is a universal worry. AND worries change as people do for the good and the worse. You have a mighty fine question here Megan. Really got me thinking... Thank you.

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Darren Wolfgang answered

Yes , i have always had worries . I was brought up with constant worry about making ends meet , being able to pay bills ( Electric , Gas, Water, Sewage , House payment , Property taxes) Yes , i started out age 21 paying bills living at home with my late Mom but see Mom was my rock and she still is even thou she passed. If it wasn't for me my Mom would not have made it cause she had no one else to help my Sister lived at home scott-free . But see that's how it usually goes Sons stay by Moms side while Daughters screw their Moms over.  We both took our checks and that is how we made it . Growing up in my teen years we lived on Welfare and Foodstamps . I didn't know what it was to have new clothes or have the heat turned up and not be cold yes my Father was strict and very controlling . So was his Father ( My Grand-dad)

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Tom Jackson answered

My mother was a "worrier"---and she trained me to worry.

I think it is learned behavior---either seeing it in your parents or developing it as a standard reaction as a defense against things you cannot control.  (At least you can do something---namely, worry)

It's taken a long time, but I finally have it under control. (I used to catastrophize at the drop of a hat.)

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Yin And Yang
Yin And Yang commented
Golden answer my friend! WOW! I thought of it as "inherited" but mimicking behavior is VERY logical! I am glad you were able to rise above it and retrain your brain! ๐Ÿค—
Tom  Jackson
Tom Jackson commented
Thanks. It's nice to know that we can reprogram ourselves.

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