You know how they say nurses (actually healthcare workers in general) are among the highest risk of being depressed. The people I care for are sick, depressed, angry, and I get a lot of negative emotion at work. When I came home, my boyfriend asked me how my day went, I would tell him about how tired and depressed I feel. Then he told me not to bring any negative emotion home. He is a really sensitive guy and get affected by my emotion easily. But what can I do? I can put up a smiley face at work, but when I get home I want to just take off that mask and be myself. We've been dating for almost two years. He also has an older sister who is a nurse. He used to live with her before we started dating, and he didn't like it. I am wondering if he is going to think I am a bad person for not making home a nice happy place. I can't be wearing my happy face all the time. What can I do?