Thank you again for the responses. I am very lucky to have this counselor. One little problem, right now, I feel like he is the only one who really knows me, the only one who I can truly pour out my soul to. My time with him is the highlight of my week. Anyone see an issue here.
So what am I dealing with. Let's see... I'm the Mom of a large family, some of who have grown and flown. However, they still rely on me a lot. I believe my oldest daughter is an Empath as well. I have often said - without realizing what was happening - that I feel like a dumping ground for people's problems, like they literally call me and unload and then move on and I feel buried.
I am a devout Catholic, but am realizing that the ritual and environment of the Church are what really comfort me. The older I get, the more I am sure Jesus wouldn't be harping on peoples' personal sexual behavior. The over emphasis on that just doesn't sit right with me.
Motherhood has been such a joy for me. Otherwise, marriage wise, my husband and I are somewhat typical in that we've neglected our relationship and at this point I don't feel like we have much in common. We do, however, make a great team when it comes to raising our kids and solving other problems. I am scared to share this new information with him. He is not a person who likes change. As a child of alcoholics, he mostly tries to sweep any issues under the rug so that on the surface things feel ok. See any concerns here?
All that said, I feel like I am in crisis. I have to keep reminding myself that I don't need to change anything right now. But it feels like I do.
I've read several books on Empaths over the past week. I am tying to do energy exercises every day and meditate. This morning, the meditation said to picture the negative energy draining out of you. I couldn't do it! I felt like sobbing. It was really unpleasant. Any thoughts on that?
Thank you again for having me. I am really eager to learn, as you can tell.