This is courtesy of ImmuneSupport.com's "Tip Of The Day":
quote:Relationships vary in tolerance and flexibility, tolerance for change, and the ability to survive the increased ongoing needs of an individual with a chronic illness. In close friendships, it is essential to discuss the impact of your present needs on the relationship. In more distant relationships, such in-depth discussions may strain relationship boundaries. Even though illness is a major factor in your life, you will need to make decisions about how much discussion of the illness is appropriate in each of your relationships.