Living this way is not only exhausting but unsustainable. You'll burn yourself out constantly doing things for others and neglecting yourself. This is a time for self care and that means learning to say NO.
When that dad was cut off and shut out he sought court orders and was told he had no rights. Who knows if the child, who is now thirty, ever heard any other side or reasoning as to what happened. There was obviously no understanding on the part of the child as to the damage that would occur. Kids of that age don't have the ability to look so far into the future and weigh out the possible consequences.
don't know about you but I love to reread books. My hubby doesn't get it. After he reads a book he gets rid of it (collection sigh of horror!)--I know, I know...sheer craziness if you ask me. If I have a book it's a lifelong commitment--that's my reality.