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Posted - 15 Sep 2008 10:51
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I know this is harsh but does this not show who our real friends are? My real friends are supportive and respect that I want to live my life as 'normally' as possible. The friends who stay intouch and show that they care no matter what, are true friends.
It is down to the individual to decide who to tell but I took the decision to tell all my friends and so far have lost none that matter.
I also think that sometimes we need to say to our friends it's ok for you to be well and please don't feel guilty about it.
People are different and will deal with things in different ways.
Posted - 15 Sep 2008 22:30
I do agree that of course your real friends are with you, no matter- as you are for them if needs be. But to echo Rosa, I 'm sure that everyone has some situation in their lives,either physicalor emotional, with which they often deal.Why someone who may have some slight visible difference should feel duty-bound to ''fess up'' before they want to disturbs me. You wouldn't ask someone who'd had an emotional battering to explain,would you?
Chances are you get to hear as and when they are ready/stronger etc.
Yes, I''m sure my friends may know that my life has changed and I love them for the space they give me atthe moment .
But that's just me, I realise...
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