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Gret

838d

does anyone else feel like a burden on their friends and family? I feel horrible having people take care of me all the time :( even if they say it's not my fault I worry people will distance themselves because of how much work I am to be around being in pain all of the time

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    • Natti1076

      832d

      Yes! I’ve heard it described as disability guilt. It’s so hard to work through all of the fallout that comes with chronic illness/disability.

    • Natti1076

      832d

      Yes! I’ve heard it described as disability guilt. It’s so hard to work through all of the fallout that comes with chronic illness/disability.

    • Duckie

      837d

      All the time. It’s so nice to see others feel like this

    • Priscilla_Henry

      838d

      I’ve been baking as I’m able to, and I made some cupcakes today for church tomorrow; I asked my brother to bring them for me since I know I most likely won’t be able to make it. His response? “Maybe if you actually got up on time you could bring it yourself.” It’s not about getting up early - it’s about being well enough to go. Plus, the earlier I get up, the worse I feel. It’s so difficult to get him to understand that, and I feel like I’m a burden to him (even though baking is the only way I make money at the moment).

    • wise

      838d

      🙋‍♀️ ME ME ME. every day my mom tells me the whole "I am objectively burdensome" thing is bs, I'm still a human person who has to shut up and let people support me because they want to, not because they have to

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