3 thoughts on “How To Cope With Losing Friends Because Of Your Mental Illness

  • September 7, 2016 at 1:23 am

    Thank you for addressing the subject of losing friends, Gwendolyn. It’s a poignant read and touches on some significant points in a small space. I also appreciate the advice you give near the end.

    Ideally, I’d like to see this topic addressed at greater length and in more detail, with input from multiple thinkers, as I think there’s a lot more that can be said that might help those of us who’ve experienced this problem. Losing friends as a result of a mental illness can amount to a trauma heaped upon trauma. We need as much good advice as we can get.

    • September 7, 2016 at 2:23 pm

      Thanks, David. I suspected that a lot of us can relate to that. Maybe I’ll send out an email to some other bloggers asking about their stories. I know everyone I know who has a mental illness or disability has several stories about losing close friends.

  • November 29, 2017 at 3:05 am

    I can so relate people think I am exagarating my condition (diagnosed with neurodevelopment issues and ‘mild’ mental illness). But I get good days then I get brain fog days. On the brain fog days people who were previously enthusiastic suddenly disappear. Have gotten slightly dispondant thinking about not getting too close to any NT friends that I suspect might dump me should I have a brain fog day


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