Looking for the chronic friend

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The beautiful thing that has come from people speaking up and creating more awareness about conditions such as endometriosis, adenomyosis, PCOS and infertility, is that more people are reaching out and asking what they can do to support their friend who might be suffering from a chronic illness. For example, our Not Another Bloody Fundraiser Gala Dinner, in November last year started purely from a group of friends who wanted to do something nice, and make their friend feel special, have a chance to get dressed up and just have a fun night away from everything that comes from endo.

Of course every friendship is different and what works for some friends, might not work for others. Living with a chronic illness is so unpredictable, and when plans are made, your friend might be feeling healthy and well, however when the time comes to meet, it might be a different story. Being understanding and empathetic if plans need to change or be rescheduled makes it so much easier on your friend, as I can almost guarantee that they are probably feeling guilty for cancelling.

You could even suggest coming over and hanging with them at home instead. Movies and tea on the couch, anyone? If you are concerned about how your friend is coping mentally, then suggesting they talk through things with someone who has more experience than you, could be a good idea. Reassurance that you see them, you hear them, can help ease these feelings and encourage your friend to engage in positive coping strategies. Having a general idea about endo, adeno or PCOS or looking into what your friend might be experiencing if they're going through IVF, can make your friend feel really supported and that they matter to you.

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Looking for the chronic friend

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