Being emphatic yes, but not to my detriment anymore.
I am doing my best to live in harmony with my natural empathy. I practice self-care, I make myself a priority.
It also applies to my role as a mother. I am devoted to my children, but until a certain point.
If I have been single for over ten years, it is also because I am offering so much time and energy to my children.
Therefore I keep my empathy while accepting to not carry everything on my back.
I accept that sometimes they suffer and I cannot do anything (except being present).