This was a brave piece of writing. I can so relate to the way you 1) have a need to help those who need you and 2) absorb others energy like a neglected plant and therefore need total aloneness for periods of time. It's exhausting and with no way to recharge your batteries (and probably feeling a bit guilty because of this need to) you might burn out. Please take time for yourself somehow.

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