It’s still one of my all time favourite illustrations (thanks www.robot-hugs.com) of how to support anyone you love grappling with depression, anxiety, stress, chronic illness, etcetera.
DO: Show empathy, hold their hand, ask how you can help and be there for them. Stay.
DON’T: Judge, condemn or run away to return when things are better. (But if you love them you don’t need me to tell you this anyway).
7 Replies to “How love supports”
I love this and really need someone to make a nest for me. Need to extend my friendship self but its scary and takes energy that I feel I don’t have. Another struggle with Fibro, keeping and starting relationships…
Oh tell me about it! it’s hard creating new relationships when you’re busy trying to survive on a day to day basis! I find it really helps to create friendships with others who also suffer from fibro. I think it’s a good starting point. Why don’t you try the UK fb fibro group? And of course I’m happy to be a friend and listen:)
Thank you. I am very grateful to be part of a Fibro group on FB already! Dont know if I’d have made it this far w/o them. Its the in person friendships I have trouble with, at the same time, craving that connection.
I know what you mean hun. Hopefully things will improve. My brain isn’t working well tonight..can’t seem to find the reply button to reply directly to your last message so had to do it up here, sorry:) x
Ahh it appeared own here anyway:) silly me lol, 🙂 x