I know that, in reality, you DON'T tell someone that.
But I have a certain friend who messages me on Facebook and I always DREAD it. He always has some horrible drama to discuss (his life is super rough) but it's just so DRAINING. Hey, I'm sorry that your stepdad beat your mother, I'm sorry that your dad died, I'm sorry that your wife divorced you...but I really don't have the emotional capacity to hear about this either!
We don't even know each other that well! We just met through a mutual friend and friend'd each other and he will "like" my photos sometimes but we've never actually hung out and I wouldn't actually consider us "friends".
I keep hoping that he'll eventually realize that we don't really know each other and he'll lose interest in venting to me, but nope. It's been going on for about three years now.
Do any of you have a clingy depressed acquaintance and can relate to my struggle?