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A friend I have had for 25 years told me my other friend who has Parkinson’s is “socially unacceptable“.I have not spoken to her since .I miss her but am very upset at her statement.Any advice?


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      Anonymous wrote Oct 8, 2008
    • People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.

       When you know which one it is, you will know what to do for that person.    

       When someone is in your life for a REASON, it is usually to meet a need you
      have expressed.

       They have come  to assist you through a difficulty, to provide you with
      guidance and  support,

       To aid   you physically, emotionally or spiritually. They may seem like a
      godsend and they are.

       They are there for the reason you need them to be.  

       Then, without  any wrongdoing on your part or at an inconvenient time,

       This person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end.

       Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away.

       Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand.  

       What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled,
      their work is done.  

       The prayer you sent up has been answered and now it is time to move on.

       Some people come into your life for a SEASON, because your turn has come to
      share, grow or learn.

       They bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh.

       They may teach you something you have never done.

      They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy.  

       Believe it, it is real. But only for a season.  

       LIFETIME  relationships teach you lifetime lessons,

      Things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation.

      Your job is to  accept the lesson,

      Love the person and put what you have learned to use in all other
      relationships and areas of your life  

       It is said that  love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant

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      Gwendolyn007 wrote Oct 8, 2008
    • I think you have to be honest with your friend, the one without the disease.  Tell her how you feel.  If you truly want to keep the friendship, then you tell her how it can be preserved.
      Truth always prevails & if someone truly loves & respects you; doesn’t want to loose your friendship, then they will fight to keep the friendship with you.
      You already know what is right for you & you should listen to your gut. IMHO
      Hope this helps some.

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      Daphne wrote Oct 9, 2008
    • I agree with the previous posts here...all very good points.  I’m of the belief that the root of many insensitive comments is ignorance or fear.  Ignorance to the needs of others in that situation (perhaps due to lack of experience with the ill or needy) or fear of the disease or the demands that the disease will create.

      Maybe what your “healthy” friend needs most is someone to listen.  Did you ask her to elaborate her comment or were you stunned enough to be speechless?  Why not try asking her why she said what she said.  You may find out that what she was truly feeling isn’t as insensitive as it was stated.

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