Rave away, maggiern. It's much healthier to write about it than to purge. Don't hurt your body over their idiocy. Take an anxiety pill if you need to.
You're sensitive to other people, like I am. I'm very keen to my environment and I have a terrible time letting other people's behaviors and emotions just roll away. I'm hyperaware, as my therapist puts it, and take their emotions on myself, try to fix things, or if not, I let the emotions tear me up inside. I can't relax. They trigger my SI, I can't relax, I get irritable.
We have to practice letting other people just have their own emotions and actions and not feel responsible for them. They are their decisions and have nothing to do with us, no matter how stupid or ill-conceived they are, we can't stop or intervene in ever action every person makes. You'll drive yourself nuts. You don't have to rescue everyone. You don't have to take so much crap. Rock the boat a little -- tell them to leave you alone, you're not feeling well.
This is where therapy comes in useful. Are you seeing someone?
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