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Compersion: How to be Proud of Others’ Achievements

Borrowing this idea from the polyamorous community may help.

Four friends in hiking gear in front of a rocky cliff thing.

I love being proud of my friends. When someone finishes a degree, gets promoted, ties the knot, or achieves some other extraordinary thing, I am super happy for them. Almost as if I made the achievement myself.



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Li Charmaine Anne

(She/They) Author on unceded Coast Salish territories (Vancouver, Canada). At work on first novel. Get links to read my stuff for free: