And She Did.

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Once upon a time, I went through a period of extreme emotional unpredictability. I’d cry uncontrollably, unexpectedly and inconveniently, all at the drop of a hat. My therapist explained that I was severely OVERSATURATED—I was overwrought from decades of “soaking up” every intense emotion I’d ever encountered.

Admittedly, I’m still susceptible to this. But thanks to years of practice and healing and support, I’m much less vulnerable to such chronic “emotional waterlog.” I’m learning to protect myself from “contagious anxiety,” the kind that once spread so aggressively within my relationships. No more “human sponge” in MY job description.