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June 18, 2009




I am a guy but I have the same
extreme feelings of empathy
you describe.
The guilt of saying no hurts
almost more than just being
agreeable and saying yes.
Of course this makes for some
other uncomfortable feelings
like resentment and frustration.
I believe being sensitive has
two sides as you say. One side
is understanding and
compassion. The other is personal
discomfort and stress.
It is hard to realize I am not
responsible for eveyone's
feelings and reactions.
I wonder where we learn this?
Maybe from our parents or is it
I often wish I didn't have to
please anyone but that creates
a life of hiding to avoid contact
with others. We can't say "No"
all the time can we?

Just some thoughts,
Wayne S

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