All Topics → Forum: Relationships, Emotional Crises, Anxiety, and Depression → Topic: Friendship issues
Posted on: Jun 5, 2012 06:54 AM
one of my bestest friends and i had discussion today and she is saying i can talk to her and my other close friends about issues to do with my cancer even though they have not personally had any cancer themselves. She says they know i am struggling with it and need to talk about it. I do agree to a certain extent but she doesnt seem to understand i dont want to depress them by talking about it all the time.
Also she would like me to talk more about whats going on with me generally. There really isnt anything interesting going on at all i said im still emotionally healing from all of this while trying to find some work. Most of the issues i only feel comfortable chatting on BC forums and message boards or going to see a councillor. How do I get her to understand that while i would love to share how im going with my friends sometimes other times i just want to have fun and forget about all im going through for a little while when we get together...i have shared some feelings about possible fertility problems and relational issues in regards to the diagnosis but not all of my thoughts and fears.
I dont know how or what i would feel comfortable sharing to those who havent been through it. Wouldnt want to gross them out but i do want to educate people about BC in younger women. how do i let them help me when I need support without revealing everything and making them feel like i want them to be included in my world?
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