2 years ago
35 posts
Hello and welcome. :)Well, there's this: https://www.ted.com/talks/nigel_marsh_how_to_make_work_life_balance_work?language=enBesides that, I have noticed that empathy makes setting appropriate boundaries even more complex. I generally have to set boundaries when I am in a sense of power away from the influence of others, or relying on the judgment of someone I trust. People who get to know me knows that means I need a lot of time to myself, and I am almost never going to give a definite response straight away. It is really important to keep your internal batteries charged so you have the energy to sort out, ask for and pursue what you need. Sometimes you can find a partner, work, or both that helps you keep your energy up - developing trust helps a lot, but it takes time. And you can do it all, but you don't have to do it all at once.Best wishes and happy new year. :)
2 years ago
113 posts
Hi Andrea, and Welcome! :)
I think maybe you are a HSP (highly sensitive person, it's an actual legitimate medical condition) and watching this might help you understand yourself and also help a partner be more compassionate/understanding.
Our societal world is so unbalanced and we are thrown into it, sometimes with little choice, however, that does not mean it is healthy and, I believe, your psyche is telling you that you need to honor the beat of your own drum. You have to be clear on what your own 'healthy' consists of, not what society screams at us is a successful normal. Relax and believe in yourself. What would make you happy?
I would also like to say that a partner should be a blessing, not an energy drain.

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