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kikki

750d

how can approach the subject of my conditions with people who don't understand

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    • Cece7

      749d

      Honestly I would just try to explain it as well as you can. Just tell them your conditions and how they are effecting your life personally. If they can’t understand that, it’s on them. If they aren’t supporting, know that you have support from people on this app. You can send me a message anytime if you need someone to talk to. This process can be lonely. My family doesn’t truly get it. My mom is always trying to have me just “get over” my illnesses and behave like a “normal” person. It’s hard not having the proper support from people who are supposed to give that to you. But know that if they are not able to give you that proper support, it’s a flaw in their character.

    • Cece7

      749d

      Honestly I would just try to explain it as well as you can. Just tell them your conditions and how they are effecting your life personally. If they can’t understand that, it’s on them. If they aren’t supporting, know that you have support from people on this app. You can send me a message anytime if you need someone to talk to. This process can be lonely. My family doesn’t truly get it. My mom is always trying to have me just “get over” my illnesses and behave like a “normal” person. It’s hard not having the proper support from people who are supposed to give that to you. But know that if they are not able to give you that proper support, it’s a flaw in their character.

    • loveshespoke

      750d

      Just remember that you don't owe anyone an explanation. It's your reality - you don't have to convince anyone. People should be respectful and supportive, honored to be clued in on something so personal.

    • Billzgurl

      750d

      I wish I knew the answer . I mainly keep to my family . I am usely just honest with folks. Kikki I understand.

      • kikki

        749d

        @Billzgurl my in laws r the problem

    • GazingAbyss

      750d

      It depends on whether they don't understand just because they don't know, or if they don't understand because they have no intention of trying to understand. If you try to explain, and people aren't trying to understand, just cut them out of your life as much as you can and try not to expend effort trying to make them get it. For people willing to learn and understand, I've found that the most important thing to hammer home is that you're conditions are not failings, they are obstacles. Approach the subject by explaining that you have certain struggles that might give some insight as to how and why you are how you are, and be emphatic that they are explanations, not excuses.

☝ This content is generated by our users and it is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision

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