Lately, a number of people I know have been falling into the hole that I know so well.
But I can’t help them. Because if I knew a way out of the hole I’d be out myself. Sometimes I poke my head out but I have no recolection of how I got there.
It’s different with my SO though. We’re good for each other. We don’t co-rumiate. We don’t trigger each other and if we do we solve it.
But I still feel like I fail these other people. What can I do? Walk away and do the same to them as it was done to me? Sounds horrible, but just listening to them makes it worse for me.