Most of you have at least met an energy vampire at some point. It isn't a situation that I would wish on someone but there may be others like me that decide to stay with the person despite their draining nature. It's not like the vampires choose to be that way, the vast majority of them cannot understand the situation or even conceptualize it.
I married a vampire, and have been with her for 11 years now. I slowly turned into a husk, a shell of my former self. Very recently I was near the breaking point so I sought outside help. The advice that I took away from the healer I found (not his words but the meaning from them), I was in the situation to make me stronger. You cannot know your maximum if you do not push yourself to the limits consistently. Between those words, and learning a new technique for gathering energy I walked away almost fully restored. Naturally it was depleted a while after returning home but I now had a tool and a goal, I am working to get back to my old self while living with several vampires (two of my four kids are also vampires).
So for those of you who have no choice but to deal with energy vampires, take heart. There is hope for you and them. And in some cases you may be their hope.