A Woman Who LOVES Too Much


I think the rescuer is a trait that runs in my family.

Perhaps she was born when witnessing arguments in parents at a young age. Feeling the need to compensate and make up for sadness.

I am told I always gave my pocket money to my mom to "buy bread" as a toddler. Al ready there I feel I was caretaking in my own way.

I was exposed to a lot of conflict in my early childhood – a mother and father. And it always makes my tummy nervous when I think back.

Since my parents' divorce, I always felt like the one my mom would lean on. I had to just be the responsible one. A better I like it or not.

There was one occasion where my mom cried and made me feel so bad that I wasn’t there for her. It hurt me, because thinking back. I don’t think it was my role to play.

I sometimes wish she sheltered me from all of this and didn’t expect much from me.

There was once an occasion as a young child –after a night of pampering from my mom, as she has brushing my hair she told me the story of my father’s life. How he has been an orphan and homeless, then a family took him in and raised him as a Christian. From there he became Muslim again, etc.

That story made me very emotional as a child and I sobbed; hugging my mom.

I think that story made me feel I need to show understanding to all people to love me


Elise Beeby is a well known Clinical Psychologist and Hypnotherapist who has a practice in Johannesburg and Cape Town. It is her passion and commitment to people which contributed to the success she is recognized for today. She has been a regular spokesperson on radio RSG on Wednesday evenings on the program called “Verhoudings sonder grense” and she has written various articles. She has appeared on various TV shows and radio programmes and is actively involved in her professional societies. She also practices on an ad hoc basis in Johannesburg and Rondebosch and is the in house Clinical Psychologist at Palmtree Clinic in Cape Town.


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