Exactly what I thought but said a bit more grownupedly 😦
We all have that friend that’s constantly posting things we’d rather not see. The graphic photos of animal cruelty. The pleas to sign yet another petition to stop this or that atrocious act. Or the cross-posting of companion animals needing a home. Except they couldn’t just post a cute photo of a sweet dog or cat. Oh no! They have to tell you about the heartless bastard that dumped ’em at the high-kill shelter, or about how the baby was found in a horrific state.
Maybe once or twice you can take it. But repeated exposure makes you feel physically sick. Or perhaps you find yourself saying, “So what? I can’t do anything about it anyway.”
Well guess what?
Research has shown that what that so-called friend is doing is exposing you to secondary trauma. The regular doses of abuses of others affects us…
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