Out with friends

Hi Brooke!

I have a question about being out to dinner/drinks or just socializing with friends. When I get together with friends I feel like the group conversation tends to be about someone not liking their job, talking poorly about another person, or in general a complaining dynamic. It’s not just 1 person in the group- it is everyone contributing. Lately, focusing on this work and changing my thoughts, I have been struggling being out with friends. It doesn’t feel good when I contribute in this “negative” way. I understand I can’t change them or whag they want to talk about, but any advice on how to still be a part of the group while feeling good would be appreciated. Thanks!