Right. Which is why I listen to folks’ pain if they are capable of listening to mine. Like I said in my comment.

Emotional labor is emotional labor. It’s part of friendship, but it should be equal. If it’s not, there’s a problem.

Compassion in a general human way is fine, is healthy. But you’re talking about sympathy, about personal emotional involvement and connection. That does take energy. It’s ok to not want to do it.

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