Archive for the ‘Emotional Sponge’ Category

I have a nagging problem of always feeling the need to know what others around me are thinking, particularly those to whom I am closest.  I find myself constantly asking my husband what he is thinking, assuming it is something negative.  Why is this? And if it is something negative…so what? This stems from my anxious nature and always wanting to please others around me.  I need to let go of these anxious feelings, even if those around me are a little upset.  I once heard the term “emotional sponge” used to describe those people who soak up the feelings and moods of those around them – this is an exceptionally accurate description of me.  The million dollar question for me, then, is…how do I cope with being an emotional sponge?


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