Do you ever feel so overwhelmed by other people's problems? I'm not talking about one person always dumping on you emotionally and not really being a friend or anything like that. I mean where it seems like all at once, almost every one of your friends is in the middle of a crisis, and, since you are good friends, they talk to you about it? Which is fine, because friends do that, but all at once it gets overwhelming? A friend having a rough pg. A friend in a very bitter custody battle. Another whose dh of almost 20 yrs leaving her out of the blue. Another with cancer. Another whose gma is dying. Another struggling with depression. I love all of them, and want to be supportive, but I feel so overwhelmed, and this isn't a good time of yr for me anyway, so that makes it hard, too.
Is it selfish to feel this overwhelmed and want to just hide or say when's it my turn to cry? Do you ever feel this way?
Asked by Anonymous at 10:08 PM on Nov. 19, 2009 in Relationships
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