E calls everyday: I brush him off
I know that people like to have solid friendships and spend a lot time with others. But E calls me more than other people so I often brush him off. Since he has schizophrenia he needs to know why I do this and finds it unjust and is hurt. I told him it was because he called so often. I have a busy life and quite a few friends. In days past I had fewer friends and did the same thing E is doing to me. I used to do this to N when I was in high school. As recently as 1992 I accepted this level/type of friendship with people. Now I need time alone and my wife must take priority over male friends.
Posted by petert at March 30, 2004 11:46 PM