Thanks Rebecca, yes we are trained to be 'not so selfish' and be there for one another, but I only can be there for one another when Itook care of myself, thus taking me-time to charge.

I have a friend who demands on me texting her when she wants, but I am a busy woman with three kids, writing articles and books, and I am not going to wait until she texts back. When I texted her back, I put my phone away and see later what she texted back, but according to her 'I can not have a proper conversation with you'...

So, I set boundaries, but lots of people don't accpet that, well, then they are not worth being in my life when they demand my time in theirs in their terms!!

Agnes Laurens is a writer. She writes for the local newspaper. Agnes lives in The Netherlands, with her husband and three daughters.