Taking care of someone else is easy. Being their shoulder to cry on and their fountain of wisdom when neccessary, that's really not that difficult. To hold someone's hand and be there for them when they need you is no huge task. To do this and to do it well is still no huge feat. To support and encourage and show sympathy really isn't in the top most incredible things that people do. It can exhaust us and make us feel uncomfortable at times. It can be an emotional strain, to keep other peoples secrets and to even have to sometimes lie about it. There's always people that will need your help, the ones you've chosen to surround yourself with, more people who trust you and need your support. Living up to all these expectations isn't easy, but it isn't hard either. Looking after other's is the easy part, looking after yourself is the hard part.