This was originally posted on Facebook.
This post is neither a call-out post, nor a complaint about anything. My intention with it, is merely to spread awareness and understanding in a calm and respectful way. It is about a common situation that is very commonly misunderstood. Especially by those on the receiving end of it, though it is also important that those dishing this sort of thing out, know that some of us prefer to understand you, rather than judge you.
Most of us have, at least once in our "digital lives" as it were -- experienced this all too common phenomenon on Facebook (as well as other various forms of social media). Have you ever been in a situation where: someone you've known online for a bit will privately message you for support? They will say that you've inspired them and rattle off a list of seemingly-positive things, and they will rant this out to you as a means of justifying them coming to you for