friend was just diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. I don’t know how to act around
him because he has changed so much. He is very weird and alone now. When I text
him, he doesn't answer. I’m worried. Is he OK?
Bill: Since fitting in is such a big part of being a teen,
having a disease can be really tough. It’s great that you’re trying to stay
connected. Maybe he’s worried that he might not be accepted, so he’s bringing
the rejection on himself. Just treat him the way you always have, and ask your
friends to do the same.
Dave: Your friend’s life has been
turned upside down. While acknowledging the changes and giving him support are
helpful, being consistent and just being his friend will go a long way in
helping him out. When he wants to be alone, give him that space—but let him
know you’re there for him if he needs you.
BY BILL AND DAVE ON 11/26/2012 10:00:00 AM
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