Just because you care about people, doesn’t mean you have to be there for all of them. Friendship, relationships, interactions: they’re all an exchange of energy. If the energy exchange isn’t balanced, if boundaries are being crossed, it’s on you to make the changes you need to make to keep yourself balanced and happy. Do not blame someone else for your lack of boundaries.
Sometimes that means caring from a distance, sometimes it means challenging conversations, and sometimes it means walking away completely.
This does not make you a bad person. It doesn’t make you judgemental. It doesn’t mean you think you’re better than someone else.
It means you know yourself and what you need