Being Empathetic Is Awful Most...Being empathetic is awful most of the time. I feel what other people feel too much. I cannot deal with hospitals, they make me insane because I am around so much suffering.
I guess that is why my job gets to me so much too though. I am around suffering all the time. My kids do not have happy lives for the most part, especially since they are teenagers and everything is the end of the world to them. It really gets to me, and most of the time I feel like I want to cry. It is very hard to smile some days.
At the same time, I am glad I can help people because I am empathetic. My kids come to me all the time with their problems, needing advice, or just needing to vent. I am glad I can make them feel better but listening and by understanding.