Set boundaries – You don’t have to be available every hour of every day for others. Stop watching or reading the news if necessary. Limit the time you spend with people who are addicted to or leaning on your empathy. Encourage them to trust in their spiritual gifts and capacity for love. Have confidence in them, so they can find it in themselves. It’s not your job to fix them or make their lives better. That’s their job, so set boundaries so they can become successful taking care of themselves.