Because it’s always easier to bear the pain ourselves, than to watch those we love suffer.
I always say I have it easy being the sick one. While it’s no fun being in pain, and dealing with chronic illness, I would take this any day over watching Scotty suffer. He often has the raw end of the deal, having to hold my hand, without being able to help me feel better.
If it were you, which side of the bargain would you choose?