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[IP] Re: (Diabetic friends)

In a message dated 10/16/2001 3:55:09 PM Pacific Daylight Time, 
email @ redacted writes:

> Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2001 10:24:19 -0700 (PDT)
> From: catherine popper <email @ redacted>
> Subject: Re: [IP] Re: Diabetic Friends
> I feel that I
> > don't want to pull anyone 
> > else in on this with me.  It's hard sometimes and I
> > wonder whether it would 
> > be fair to someone.  Is this a unique feeling?
> I feel the same way very often. Ive had a boyfriend
> for several years now who is very supportive and gives
> me sympathy and support or space and understandning
> when I need it. Despite this, I still manage to work
> myself into a froth about being too much of a burden
> for him, too high-maintenance, too "broken", etc. I
> share these feelings with him and he and I both know
> that I can single-handedly wreak havoc on our
> relationship by projecting such paranoia. He loves me,
> including the part of me that is the diabetes. Even
> though it's on our minds all the time, figuring foods
> and timing, etc, others only think about it half as
> much. Be you, and people will love you, warts and
> all!(so to speak!)!
> Good luck,
> Catherine
> I can relate to this issue. I have recently broken everything off with my 
> boyfriend of 3 years. I think that alot of our issues were from my diabetes 
> and how moody it made me. I still get so down and depressed over my 
> disease. He tried to support me through most things but I still felt he 
> didn't understand where I was coming from when I would tell him I wasn't 
> feeling well after going from a drastic low sugar to normal. I sometimes 
> felt like he didn't believe me or thought I was making it up. It's great 
> that you have a boyfriend that supports you. It was more than this that 
> made us decide to split up but this was a major factor.
> Heather W.
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