I love my friends. They are really great people. Here lately it seems they have all found something to worry about. Big topics. My situation is a lot worse than theirs. I am talking financial and future security. I am trying to take things one day at a time and, yet, I am being beaten down with comments and situational what if's from friends that are very anxious about their situations. I am not sure they realize my situation is much more slippery than theirs. I don't want to be unsupportive and blow them off, but neither do I want to listen for long periods of time about their worries of the future as it makes me anxious and makes me want to eat.
I went to work last year and tried to get control of our situation or at least feel like I have some control over my future. They are sitting in neutral asking what steps they should take. I really don't feel I can advise anyone. I just want to keep plugging away and doing the best I can. I am finally after years of trying to take control of my health situation. This is enough to deal with for me at this time. I work a lot and am just getting a decent schedule so I am getting enough sleep for the first time in six months.
As I type this I am realizing how upsetting their conversations are to me. I guess I need to limit the worry time. One time someone told me or I read some where allow only so many minutes of worry time on one thing and move on. Maybe I will do that with our conversations.
If anyone else has any suggestions, please, I need some help dealing with this sense of anxiety and my friends. I know they don't mean to do harm and they are afraid of what the future may bring, however, I am not a magic genie and I am having a hard enough time dealing with the future myself at times. Thank you!!!