Have you ever noticed how if you are with a group of people and one person starts to complain, soon you have a room full of complainers? I’m as much to blame in the past as the next person for causing the domino effect. Like dominos lined up, the first that falls can start all of the dominos falling. Do not ruin another person’s day. My mom always said and still does, if you can’t say anything nice, then say nothing at all. Try hard not to get caught up in others misery. Misery might love company, but the company does not love misery.
You need to set the tone for the conversation to a more positive note. If a person needs to vent once in awhile, listen to let them get it out of their system and then move on. Do not join the party or feed it any more. I tell myself to shut up and listen and bite tongue. No one wants to join a pity party. If you can’t change the tone, then you need to leave. Do not start the domino effect or become company to someone’s misery.
Always pick happiness and may God bless you and yours.