I messaged this person on reddit because he offered to help with my fish tank. Which, he kind of has, but I set it up yesterday.
He’s told me about his drug abuse and how he is sober (which involved attempted suicide and someone dying). He told me how he gave money to someone homeless who went and used it on drugs. He keeps trying to get me to open up and tell him about my trauma but I (obviously) don’t want to. He pretty much invalidated what I did say (aka I was abused by my dad). I don’t understand this man. I’m really confused by his messages and I’m not sure what to do.
I almost feel like he is gaslighting me, but it’s not technically gaslighting? I just… am not sure what term to use.
I’m uncomfortable. Do I block this guy? Report him? Ask him to stop?
Edit: he told me he wanted to tell me MORE about his trauma and I said no. I told him: “You’ve already told me a lot, and it sounds like you need to take some time (touch some grass, as the saying goes) and do some self care.”
Edit 2: he got mad. i know i sound insensitive with the grass thing, but he’s been non stop messaging me. he said later s8r but idk what s8r means