You know how when your sister goes out to dinner with you and you get sick?
You’re just like, ‘What’s wrong with her?’
But when you have a sibling who has it, you don’t want to make her feel alone.
So you start to feel guilty and ashamed and you’re like, oh, this isn’t OK.
That’s a lot of pressure.
You want to tell them how much you love them, how much they love you.
But you’re so used to feeling like that, you’re just so used, and then you feel like you’re a victim.
And then you’re feeling like, I’ve already done enough, so it’s all over.
You have to make your family feel better.
You need to talk to them, you need to try to get them to talk with you.
And you’re going to tell a lot about yourself.
You’re going in with a good tone, so you can say things that aren’t so negative.
But the other thing you need is to tell your story and tell them what happened.
So that you can make your friends feel more comfortable about coming over.
And if you’re the one who’s not feeling good, you have to get up there and talk to the family and say, I’m sorry, I have a bad night and I feel like I’m going to cry.
Then they can be a little more accepting of you.
The next time you’re out, if you want to keep them out, you can do that.
So I don’t think we should be afraid of being open and honest about this condition.
I think it’s good to have it out there for people to learn from.
But I also think it is really important that people have the courage to talk about it.