Now, I'm not saying that these particular people tire me out, and I'm not saying to handle me with kid gloves. But at the end of the day I just need some solitude to recharge my batteries.
The joys of being an introvert I guess.
The problem is, the longer it takes for me to get that solitude, the more stressed I feel. If it's a few hours beyond my regular schedule, I can cope. If it's over days and days, it starts to feel like drowning, and I'll need more than just a few hours.