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Compassion fatigue can happen to anyone. If you are dealing with heavy relationship or family drama, you may feel like you're burned out or even indifferent. If you are in a helping profession or a volunteer, this can really take a toll on you and your outlook.
This article is great in explaining what compassion fatigue can look like https://www.goodtherapy.org/blog/running-low-on-empathy-how-to-heal-from-compassion-fatigue-1115197 :
"Burnout happens when a person’s environment is stressful, whereas compassion fatigue happens when a person’s interactions with other people saps their emotional reserves.
People with compassion fatigue may begin avoiding situations in which they must confront another person’s suffering but may not avoid other work.
Compassion fatigue may cause a person to lose empathy for others.
People with compassion fatigue may feel cynical, apathetic, or disconnected from others.
Burnout typically gets better when a person takes time away from the source of the burnout. Compassion fatigue may persist."
A few ways to fight compassion fatigue:
-Make self-care a priority
-Set boundaries and keep them
-Seek help if needed
If you think you might be experiencing burnout or compassion fatigue, we can help!