For me, I think the people who love and care for me want to help or fix it in some sort of way but they don’t realize it’s not possible. If it were I would change it or fix it. On the other side of the coin, I’m not convinced there’s anything to change or fix. This is my experience to go through and in my experience all I truly need is for those I care about to love me and be close to me and accept my struggle the same as I have.

It’s an unfair expectation to put on them. Even though we are experience my struggle in two different and unique ways they are still, very much so experiencing it at times just as much as I am.

Newspaper reporter in Eastern Iowa. The views expressed are mine alone.

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