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Stop Responding to Every Text

Your phone has a built-in solution for sympathy fatigue, and you should use it

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For a while now, my mother has been on my case for not answering right away whenever a family member or friend calls or texts me — which is often, as people want to check in on how I’m doing with my baby in the midst of a pandemic. At first, I felt guilty. The people in my life were…

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