Do other Deltas have issues with feeling guilt when you haven't done anything wrong - just because you have good circumstances and others don't? Two examples - I got pregnant very easily and will probably get pregnant easily again. Meanwhile, a family member is on her 16th try with in-vitro fertilization. I feel terribly guilty that it's easier for me. I feel bad because we're going to start trying to get pregnant like in a week and what if I get pregnant right away and we have to tell this family member that we're going to have another baby after she's been trying so hard and for so long. She's a wonderful person and would make a wonderful mother. There's no good reason why I have it easy and she doesn't. The second example is that I was behind someone in the grocery store who was obviously having trouble paying for her groceries. I feel guilty that we have a pretty easy time financially when so many people are struggling. I live in an industrial area and things are really rough here because we've had lots of factories close. I thought of a third example - my brother is getting divorced and it looks like his ex-wife might be allowed to move the kids to the other side of the state from him. I feel guilty because I have a happy and stable marriage.
Is this Fi? I am plagued by guilt all the time. This happens several times a day for different reasons. It gets worse and worse because the local economy keeps getting worse so I see people hurting more and more often. I wanted to buy this woman's groceries. If I wouldn't have had to explain it to my husband, I would have. However, he would not approve of me paying for random people's groceries. It's like some hyperactive empathy gone amuk thing.
If other people have issues with this, how do you handle it? Just feel guilt all the time?