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Re: I'm a sponge and at my saturation point Miss Honeychurch

Posted by fallsfall on May 29, 2004, at 8:26:49

In reply to Re: I'm a sponge and at my saturation point, posted by Miss Honeychurch on May 28, 2004, at 19:31:14

This is one of the reasons I've backed off from Babble a bit.

I find that spending a lot of time worrying about other people keeps my anxiety level too high. I also tend to believe that the whole world lives in crisis all the time (so that makes it OK for me to live in crisis all the time - not a helpful thought).

I am trying to narrow the number of people who I will empathize with. I need certain people, and they need me - it would be foolish to push away this part of my support structure, plus I care about them. But I'm trying not to feel that I have to be responsible for helping EVERYONE - that is too much.

So, do other people feel the way you do? Absolutely. Good luck.

P.S. my distancing from Babble does seem to be working OK. I'm having my own crises still, but I don't feel the compelling responsibility to say the perfect thing to everyone that I used to feel.

 

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