I'm a nurse at one of the big hospitals here and sometimes, I have really grim scenarios that shock me and I have no one to vent to. I live with several roommates and partner. One day I came home pretty distraught and started venting to my partner, who told me to quiet down cause I would upset the others (of course I didn't break any patient confidentiality, just described some things that happened). I stopped of course, but there was never any follow up by my partner. I get that I'm in a profession where I can't expect people to stomach some of the sad things that happen, and I don't want to pin my issue onto others. but if I'm going to sit and listen to my roommates' issues for hours on end (restaurant business, office drama, etc.) then why can't I vent to them? It just makes me feel like I have to keep all my issues in yet always offer an ear to others because "I'm a nurse and that's what nurses do"