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One of my friends is really reckless and it’s upsetting to me
I mentioned in your other post about taking control of your life. In this instance you might need to evaluate your selection of friends as this person isnt good for you... so why have them as friends? Do you have a need to have all people as friends? It is the norm that people select their friends wisely and stay away from troublemakers or environments that are dangerous.
"I’ve talked to them since then about it and they’ve stopped saying stuff that makes me uncomfortable, but also seemed annoyed at having to do so. I feel bad because i think it’s a coping mechanism." well setting boundaries is acceptable, your boundaries, no one elses. You sound like you have what I used to have and that's guilt. Guilt isnt healthy.
Hey there, that must be incredibly tough on you! It sounds like you may need to put some strict boundaries in place again. If you have already spoken to them about this and they don't respect your wishes or just find it annoying that you asked, It's always ok to step away from a friendship and take some time for yourself while you process if this friend benefits you or not. Perhaps you can be there for them but spend less time with them in order to look after your own mental health. Perhaps some space will put your friendship into perspective! I do hope this situation improves for you soon! 🙏