How do you deal with other peoples emotional stress and problems? I find that when I am around someone I tend to absorb their feelings and I will continuously give advice and try to be supportive to the point I wear myself out because I don't know exactly how to help them. I know that this isn't necessarily THEIR fault but it is because I am just overly sensitive to others feelings and to stress itself. Is there a way you have learned to handle this? Some type of conversation you have with yourself in which you tell yourself not to get so worked up because it is not your battle? I found myself doing that today.