These red flags should tell you that your helping has become unhealthy.
Published on November 11, 2014 by Shawn M. Burn, Ph.D. in Presence of Mind
Helping and giving are character strengths, as far as I’m concerned. But sometimes our helpful intentions give way to dysfunctional helping and giving. The solution isn’t to stop helping altogether; it’s to set helping boundaries when telltale signs of unhealthy helping appear.
I call these signs the “Twelve Red Flags of Dysfunctional Helping and Giving":