Ask Deepak: Why Moms Don’t Have to Be Martyrs

Each week, spiritual teacher Deepak responds to users’ questions with enlightening advice to help them live their best lives.

Q: I am proud of my children. My 25-year-old son and 22-year-old daughter are caring, kind and smart. My son has a strong work ethic. He chose not to attend college. My daughter dropped out of high school. She is a new mom and is currently on welfare. I worry they will always struggle financially. I am paralyzed by the guilt that I could have done something different when they were young. It is killing me. How can I get past this guilt? — Sandra S., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – READ MORE AT OPRAH.COM