Hi all. I’m not 100% sure if this post belongs on this subreddit but I’m hoping someone can offer some advice. I’ve been a CNA at an oncology hospital for over a year now. I’ve been with my current partner for about as long. I hand out a good number of “I’m sorry to hear that”s and other cheap comforts most days at work. I distance myself pretty well from it to avoid emotional burnout, and the last 3 or so months I’ve been having issues being comforting for my partner. I find that I get irritated when they complain about something completely understandable like getting called into work, or seeking positive reinforcement, or basically anything where all I have to do is say “everything’s going to be okay”. I’ve never been the most emotionally in-tune person but I don’t think I’ve always had these issues. I’m not really sure what to do about it and I was hoping someone who’s experienced something similar could point me in the right direction. Thanks.
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