You be the one who shows up.
We Need To Be Kinder To Our Flaky Friends
Sarah Ratchford

Thanks for writing this. It spoke to me, especially this sentence. And to those who would say your arrangement with your friends is wrong, I say: fine, have it your way, and be clear about it. Be someone who says, ‘I need firm commitment 100% of the time or you’re out.’ Knowledge is power and I need to know who not to spend my very limited energy on.

I’m happy to say I do have a few friends that get me. I have found that the people most worthy of my trust when it comes to sharing my mental illness often have their own form of depression or anxiety and understand. If I am not allowed to be myself- flaking and all- it isn’t really friendship, is it?

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