i'm about to break. i have been under so much stress it almost seems unreal. i'm also trying to stay out of the hospital, but i'm afraid my time is almost done. about four weeks ago some "friends" of mine came over and they stayed. i thought they were going to stay for about a week, and that i was totally fine with. well, one week turned into two and two to three and so on. these "friends" have been doing nothing really to help. oh they clean up their messes but now they're helping themselves to anything in my house. at one point and time they would ask now not. they gave me $20 two weeks ago and $10 for gas which he used all of. they have also brought drugs into my home as well as drug dealers. i'm not down with that i have my son in the house too. i know the answer seems real simple just throw them out. well, it's easier said than done for me. i'm such a softie i don't want to hurt anyone in the process even though this whole situation has so nearly landed me in the hospital. i wish there was a way i could do this without seeming mean. this is not the only situation. there is another lady i know who asked me to come get her out of the hospital at 4am and i did it. then i helped get her to a safe house but she didn't have a place for all of her stouf and they only allowed for three bags at that place so now i have all of her stouf in the back of my car. i've asked her when she was going to get this or when we can do something with it but she won't say. she calls but she can't say. i have also been asked for rides and go to court with someone and come into work on my days off and cover shifts. i can't handle all this anymore, but at the same time i want to be able to help. i just don't know what to do anymore. i know i need to take care of myself whatever that means. i'm not like everyone who would be so bold as to tell someone off. i just am about to break and i'm not sure how to handle all of this anymore. any suggestions would be appreciated right now. thanks for taking the time to read this and respond to it.