Empaths and Their Concept of Work
I also had been a public servant for around 15 years or so, plus worked at other lower paying jobs in between. Abusive clients and nasty, power hungry managers and co workers really got to me after a while. That, coupled with a marriage to a man who was sucking the very soul out of me, led to me having a nervous breakdown that lasted for years. So I firstly left my husband, and a year later, accepted a redundancy from work. I studied at tafe for quite a while after that, but eventually, could not even cope with that anymore; especially the work placements that we were required to do. I spend a lot of time by myself now, which I find very peaceful and healing. I have hobbies that I like to do, such as reading, writing, puzzles, knitting and crafts. I live with my 28 year old son, and my youngest, 18 year old son visits me whenever he can. My oldest, my 36 year old daughter who lives in another state, hasn't spoken to me for years, because according to her, I was a bad mother. I feel that the problem is more with her than it is with me. My 34 year old son is an ice addict, who can get quite verbally and physically violent when he's on ice, or coming down from it, so I have banned him from coming to my home until he has been drug free for at least a year. Being around him is exhausting.