Luv, both my sisters choose what they want to deal with and what they don't want to deal with. My oldest sister told me the other night that an old high school friend is driving her crazy with calling her all the time complaining about all the problems in her life and she is going to tell her to stop calling. I said, "maybe your the only one she has to talk to about her health problems and all the other problems in her life", my sister agreed that is true but she still will put an end to it. I have remained close with my best friend that I have had since 8th grade and I couldn't do that to her or anyone that I love, maybe limit the time I talk to them but not sever ties.
Many of us with fibro seem to be very sensitive to other's needs, probably what makes this forum such a great place to come to. If I turned my back on a dear friend or loved one the guilt would be overpowering to me.
Perhaps, what makes us, us has contributed to our having fibro. Needless to say neither of my sisters has fibro.
luv and hugs
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