This is a strange question, but I am struggling with an answer.
Last year I volunteered for a charity and went abroad to Haiti for a week working on a project, having raised a lot of money doing it.
It was a very worthwhile experience, albeit mentally and physically tough.
I recently signed up again to go away later this year. I did however make an assumption that it would be ok with my family (my partner appeared to be very supportive the last time), as did my kids who were very proud of my trip and what I did etc.
My partner however made it very clear that my giving up my time, and taking a few days holiday from work to help others in a poor country was in fact selfish towards my own family. (charity begins at home etc etc)
I must say I am indeed stumped, as I didnt think this was a consideration (I do have 4 weeks holidays with my family aswell)
Has anybody any views on this (apart from calling me an idiot for not considering my family etc)
Am I being selfish giving up a week for strangers?