You feel that you need to do something that would give you meaning or worth.
Empathic highlight: You feel ashamed that until this stage of your life your controlling invalid mother can still find ways to make you guilty. You want to find ways how you can finally put this to an end without hurting her.
Empathic highlight: You feel that the current relationship that you have lacks depth and you want to know if your partner really cares for you. Now, you want to have a meaningful dialogue so you can discern whether this relationship is for real.
Empathic highlight: You feel rejected by your wife who left without telling you the real reason. You feel ashamed and guilty thinking that you have done something to displease her. Now, you would want to find ways how to get her