when do you stop over reacting to any unpleasantness? I have all of the above due to workplace bullying that saw me leave my job and teaching. I've been feeling really well lately, but tonight I have been knocked for six and feel very tearful. It is about something not to do with me but to do with a relative that has caused ructions and fallings out with a joint friend. This friend is understandably very angry with my relative, but has been blanking me to such an extent that it is making things really difficult at the choir we both attend and other people are noticing. I decided to try and clear the air tonight and said although it was difficult for both of us I didnt want us to fall out and at least remain pleasant to one another. She wouldn't have any of it and it ended spoiling the end of what had been a very nice party. This all sounds so petty, especially as this is someone I am only friends with through choir, so not a good friend. However it is all so unfair as it is nothing to do with me. It has really upset me more than it should and I wonder if I will always be so hypersensitive now. I want to start looking for jobs again, but worry I will end up back at square one due to my inability to take criticism, cope with unpleasantness and taking everything to heart. Sorry for the moan. I feel like a 6 year old in the play ground again.