Family – How Much Support Can We Expect?

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  1. When I told my family (mum, dad, and sister) they didn’t say a thing. They did not even ask about my experiences with it or if there was anything that they could do to support me. Nothing. It’s almost as if I never even divulged it in the first place. That’s troubles me and to be honest, it upsets me a little. Thankfully I have my wife and two young children.

  2. Hi Spectrum Hacks,

    Thank you for your comment and sorry it’s taken so long to reply, the site flagged it as spam by accident.

    You’re certainly not alone there. It has been suggested to me that friends and family feel awkward about discussing it, but I would argue that they should put this aside. We all have to have awkward conversations sometimes and it’s disappointing when we realize that they’re not prepared to do this in order to offer us much needed support.

    I don’t think people understand the consequences of their silence, as it gives the impression that they consider the subject to be shameful, which makes us feel even worse. I’m glad to hear that you have your wife and children to support you.

    Take care, Cat

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