I do not live alone, although I pretty much have to do everything alone. This is not a problem, except for when I need some logistical help with something like the whole transportation issue and how complicated it is right now and will be through the end of next week.
Even though I am handling it on my own, the perception of other people
is that I am not needful of handling any of this sort of thing on my
own, alone. It appears that I have a helpmate for these sorts of
things. So, when I ask for help with something of this nature, it is
not uncommon for at least one person to say something about the other
person here helping me. Sometimes it is a simple comment, other times a
query into why I might be bothering that person when I seem to have
other resources. Either way, I cannot explain, and that often results
in someone not returning a favor that I have done for them because they
believe that I should be getting help from someone else in the house.
I understand and I just move on and figure out some other way that does
not involve needing help from anyone else, but I get to be sad about