September 12, 2021 at 7:44 am
I think as survivors we can sometimes take things personally. Have you ever tried to have a conversation about how your friend’s statement or questions make you feel, because they are actually attempting to show empathy. We cannot expect non-survivors to fully understand the difficulties we experience and the level of pain and suffering, both physical and emotional, we have had to endure and overcome. If they continue to ignore how it makes you feel, then how you respond is entirely up to you, because you have given them the opportunity to try understand your side of the story and how their statements attempting to show support and care, actually become counter productive with your recovery.