I have to say that I tend to do the same thing. I have always seemed to attract people who need to talk about what's going on in their life. I don't mind it, but sometimes I do realize that I'm too focused on problems that aren't mine. Like hopelessly, I also have a hard time saying no - it's gotten me into trouble in the past because I've taken on too much. So I'm trying to learn when enough is enough - it's not easy though.
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Maree, I do the exact same thing. I seem to have a "come here for help" sticker permanently stuck to my forehead!! I think for some people it just comes naturally (the world needs ALL types of people) to help others and empathise but I, too, sometimes wish I could say no.
I guess, just as we pick our battles, we should pick our causes. If a person is in genuine need then thats fine, absolutley fine. If they are just attention seeking or draining our energy then maybe you need to step back and let them get professional advice and stop bugging you...
Meg tries to take her own advice and fails miserably..!! lol