Vulnerability ≠ Oversharing
Share with friends if this resonates! 💡💡💡
🌻You don't have to hide your truth. Sharing your story can feel extremely empowering and validating. I am an advocate for it!
🌻However, when sharing, we also need to consider: if the timing in which we choose to share is appropriate, the capacity & boundaries of the person listening, as well as our motivations to share before doing so.
🌻Oversharing can leave the listener uncomfortable and unsatisfied in the relationship dynamic. It can feel manipulative and "taking over a space", make them feel unheard, which can result in disconnection, disengagement & distrust.
🌻Sometimes folks overshare as a misguided attempt to gain sympathy, an attempt to fast-track the intimacy in relationships or using oversharing to relieve the anxiety they feel.
🌻I wonder, if you have you ever felt like someone is inappropriately oversharing with you? Felt triggered or uncomfortable by their sharing?
🌻Ps: You cannot overshare in therapy!
Let me know! 🌻💡💙
Happy Feeling & Healing!