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Re: Could anyone please give me some advice?

Posted by shar on August 23, 2003, at 22:15:16

In reply to Re: Could anyone please give me some advice? fallsfall, posted by galkeepinon on August 23, 2003, at 15:00:27

I think Falls is right on. Your friend may well be saying "this is what I can handle" and trying to set a boundary. MANY people of my acquaintance simply cannot deal with "negativity" in various forms.

And depression falls, often, into that category. You two may be able to have a delightful friendship that includes many different activities, and discussions, but does not include much in the way of discussing your illness. Different people can handle different things, and friendships (IMHO) should focus on the good stuff and let go the stuff that isn't mutually enjoyable or fulfilling.

Just MHO.
Shar


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