Friends! What Happened To Them?

I have learnt over these past few months that your friends come and go, mainly go when you have a mental illness. Funny isn’t it. Just today I was sitting down thinking “What happened to my friends”. When my I had my mental breakdown they were quick to come to my aid and call the doctors, etc. That was it. I never heard anything from them for the past few months. That is bar one friend, he has been reaching out and coming to hang out on a sporadic basis, much more than the others.

Life can get lonely.

Lucky I also have a wonderful partner who has been there with me from the beginning and continues to be there for me. I am so lucky to have her, she is my stable rock in this new world of mental illness I am climbing through.

Did anyone else’s friends go missing in action when you were at your worst? What are your experiences keeping friendships?

Kia Kaha,

Teddy

4 comments

  1. Friends? What are they? I’m in the same situation as you. Even my best friend doesn’t call anymore. I have my husband and family. I guess they were never true friends to begin with if they can’t stick around during the hard times.

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  2. My circle is very small. I have 2 friends here locally. They accept me for who I am. For that I am lucky and thankful. My friends from childhood, I still communicate with, and they have not left me. I have an innate ability of picking the right people to surround myself with.

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