Posted by atypical on September 22, 2010, at 22:22:33
In reply to is it wrong to hide illness from friends/family, posted by crabwalk on September 21, 2010, at 20:52:39
I don't believe there is anything wrong, per se, with hiding your illness from friends and family. There can be some relief in telling people who love you. They can accommodate you in whatever way they can. They can support you so you don't feel alone. But no matter which way you cut it, though, it's difficult. Family can over-worry. Friends can get a little weary. Sometimes you don't want to talk about how you're feeling all the time. I've found some solace in group therapy -- sharing similar experiences with other people. If I could advise you of one thing, though, if you feel like you're keeping things bottled in tight, perhaps it could help to let a little bit of that stuff out.