I'm stumped. I'm not so sure what is the answer to your question. I'll do some research and get back to you if I bump into an good answer. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably know..
Not only Hell no but hell to the F&%$ no. Kindness should not be mistaken for weakness..
You have taken this family in w/out asking for anything in return, however, boundaries of respect have to be set. What you have done for her and her family does not take away her responsibilities of being a parent..
You have to keep in mind that although this may be distracting you from other personal stuff, you have your own stuff to work through and now taking on the responsibility of balancing a job..
I think you need to sit down with her and set some boundaries. If you allow this to continue and do not recognize it as a problem people will continue to expect this and take advantage of you..
Im glad that you found something that is meaningful and rewarding. This is a very difficult challenge you have embarked on but Im a firm believer in we reep what we sow and I admire your strength for putting yourself out there like that..
Love ya Angie. Talk to you soon..
I do have a heart don't get me wrong but you have to draw the line somewhere and with everything you have been going through I don't know how this can possibly go right. You are going to have to make some rules in your house or you are going to keep being taken advantage of I know your heart is in the right place...I'm just saying. I am also proud of you for going out and getting that job for YOU!..
I second what Lu said...why bother sugar coating it?! Haha..
Angie, you are going through so much w/o this added burden. How do you say "doormat" don't them step on you, walk over you or wipe their feet on you. Can't do this, not now! Shelter or community housing maybe?..
Angieare you deliberately testing your limits? This is insane. I vote with Luturn them over to the Salvation Army and put yourself back at the top of your priorities list. Oh and good luck with the new job...