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Email of the Day: I Learned the Hard Way Who Was a True Friend

By Dr. Laura on June, 28 2022
Email of the Day: I Learned the Hard Way Who Was a True Friend

I had four โ€œfriendsโ€ who systematically watched me struggle with an unexplained health issue for four years. I went from a healthy, active person to being unable to walk, and needing to use a wheelchair, despite many doctor visits, several misdiagnoses and numerous attempts of my own to get better. Their lack of concern was startling.


Just when I thought all hope was lost, the problem was finally discovered, but it was not going to be an easy fix. Because I needed all my strength to face the daunting task of recovery, I started dumping these โ€œfriends,โ€ and relieved myself of the pressure their callous and self-absorbed behavior caused. I couldnโ€™t believe how much better I felt!


However, I had a guardian angel of a friend who stood by me through all this. Without her, I probably wouldnโ€™t be here today. Her selfless help saved me many times. She made me laugh, held my hand when I cried, and kicked me in the rear when I needed it (which happened a lot). While on the road to full recovery, I realized I had no regrets. Itโ€™s true what they say โ€“ when a crisis happens, real friends are walking IN the door, while all the others are walking OUT.



I Learned the Hard Way Who Was a True Friend



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