Hugs back to you too. There is nothing wrong with being extra sensitive and caring and having walls that keep the trauma from others and themselves internally.
It is both a curse and a blessing. The hard part is in our society, we glorify the wrong things. I means seriously … violence and transactional intimacy and the “Greed is Good” mantra.
Folks will say crassly “buck it up buttercup” believe a false sense of bravado will cure all. For those with super powerful hearts and emotions like you (and Yael) …. it isn’t that simple and it assumes so much.
Like I have shared with her I believe maybe also good for you too. Learn even if you don’t feel like it …. practice self love. Exercise and walk and if people and social media are too much …. step away from it. Use the Seal 3-foot rule, if you can’t see it, touch it, or feel it …. within 3 feet … don’t worry about it.
But at some point …. (with regards to family) …. you have to call it. As a human being we don’t run 24 hours a day, we sleep and rest. The same thing applies to family, friends and lovers etc ….. step away as you need to spend that energy on you first and if you run out …. oh well …. they can wait.
Be well … remember as a woman you are lucky too … there are so many fantastic women fighting the same demons and you gals have such a tremendous sense of community that you can lean on …. lean together and share and use your words and never judge yourself.