posted on May, 8 2012 @ 07:26 PM
I understand what you mean, OP.
Sometimes, when I'm having a parent-teacher conference, the parents share everything. They talk about divorce, financial problems, legal concerns,
custody issues and more. I cant begin to count how many times a conference has ended with me trying to calm a sobbing parent
It's almost like they need the release of talking. I don't really give advice, unless asked, but that's not what they want. The just want to know
someone understands and cares. So I listen, and let them know they aren't alone.
But the other side....the need to share, to unburden myself, that's harder. I keep a journal and that helps somewhat.
If you were to do a formal survey of the professions of these altruistic folks, I'd think you'd find a lot of teachers, religious ministers (every
religion), social workers, nurses. There's almost a sense of calling, so to speak.