You can do more. This doesn’t mean you aren’t doing enough right now, it means you contain multitudes, you are a powerful force full of too many stories to tell the same one over and over.
I have always been a very sensitive person, and after years of hearing how my emotions were excessive or dramatic or “wrong,” I developed a coping mechanism: always be aware of how others are feeling.
I was not being dramatic, I was not misinterpreting anything. I was reacting rationally to an irrational situation. I just hadn’t learned that this is how it is to be a woman.