My Facebook news feed has been taken over by engagement announcements. I thought I could remain unbothered, but I am human and petty.
In my less petty past, I eagerly scrolled through these announcements, “oohing” and “ahhing” over the happy couple. I could click that “Love” reaction button with sincere best wishes. But a few weeks ago, I grimaced and rolled my eyes. My first reaction was not “awwww” — it was “ugh.” Fear-inducing thoughts went through my head as I looked at that particular engagement post.