I third that.
I am not doing the dance any more though. Arms length for all emotional vampires. I have very much decided that life is too short and I will not give my time to those who clearly just use me to empty out on. Tis not what I am here for.
I feel for you sweetie, as it is hard to do. Like you, I tend to care too much and end up feeling crappy but then a line has to be made. Unfortunately these types have a habit of turning any distancing into more 'poor me-ness' and try to turn it around so they aint the bad guy.
What I will say it does make me super grateful for the amazing selfless caring friends I do have. That comment does include the people on here.
Oh and yeah this is totally just a random naff, la la la.