When you’re the emotional dumping ground
I realized something today. I’m the emotion/stress dumping ground for pretty much everyone I’m close to…..
and have been my whole life.
It seems that every time I’m around others, they pour out their stresses and emotional baggage on me. Now I could look at it this way: I must be easy to talk to or a good listener if others feel that they can talk to me about what’s bothering them. And, sometimes I do look at it that way.
But what do you do when you’ve become an overflowing garbage dump with all of your own personal garbage buried somewhere in the mix? What do you do with the mountain? I’ve always just ate it…but I’ve found I can’t anymore…I’ve become physically sick…and now I’ve developed the need to vomit it out somewhere. But I can’t dump my garage in someone else’s backyard. So what do I do?…..