You might want to ask yourself exactly what are you responsible for?
This is something I've never thought about, ever. I know what I want, and I'm discovering what I don't want with time, but what I'm responsible for? New. Thank you for leading me to this question.
If other people drain drain drain you, spend some time filling yourself up.
Is it normal to have other people drain me? I don't mean those who do it suddenly - like a nasty coworker whom you can't separate yourself from, or a random stranger on the street who had a rough day. I mean people who stay in my life. I understand that it's normal to be drained by helping others - it can be a rigorous process, indeed - but should, must or ought I to engage with such people?
Also - is it true that you have a daughter? I hope I'm not mistaking anything, but I seem to remember it being mentioned somewhere among the Hubski comments. I ask because I just realized that as much as tiring can other adult people be, raising a child might be a hell for a person as sensitive as myself because they're even less... "well-adjusted", for lack of a better definition (because, well, they don't have any adjustments to begin their lives with), and I want to have children later in life.