There’s nothing wrong with feeling needed by our clients. We all need to feel appreciated and we feel good when we’re told we make a difference. But some of us can get hooked on solving other people’s problems, becoming a powerful figure for them, getting increasingly attached to the feeling of being needed and useful. We hear in “I can’t possibly leave, they are relying on me.” Work can give us an excuse for not focusing on ourselves, our relationships, or our lives. If we don’t nurture this part of ourselves outside our clients and our work, we run the risk of neglecting our own families and our own personal relationships.