Fairweather friends

By Anonymous - 28/08/2023 14:00 - Denmark - Copenhagen

Today, my dad is terminally ill from bone cancer. It’s been 2 months and not even one of my so-called friends have asked me how I’m doing or how my parents are doing. They do however contact me when they need something. I have always been there for them - guess I was a fool. FML
I agree, your life sucks 830
You deserved it 110

Same thing different taste

Top comments

Im so sorry about this. people are scum. I hope your dad enjoys his days. sending love and prayers

OP - I fear there may be two things going on here: (1) Some of your friends are simply acquaintances and not really friends… (2) It’s possible that some of your friends don’t know the full situation or if they do, don’t know how to respond to the situation… The shadow of death is something very difficult to deal with and many people avoid talking about it because they don’t know how to handle it or what your reaction might be… Before you give up on your friends and acquaintances, try to figure out where the problem really lies if you can. Speak to your closest friend or relative about the situation. You might find that (1) or (2) above were the case… OP - I lost my father 5 years ago. It was not easy and it never gets “easy”. Try to appreciate the time they have left to spend with you. My Dad passed without warning, I don’t know if it would have been easier if I had known it was coming or not. You have my sympathy❤️

Comments

Aw, so sad! How are you doing? Uh-huh, uh-huh...there, there. Hey, can you pick up my dry-cleaning for me? You're the best! Toodles.

Im so sorry about this. people are scum. I hope your dad enjoys his days. sending love and prayers

You have my condolences and greatest of sympathies but also I'm sorry you had to find out who the real friends are. A lot of times it takes something tragic like this in life before you realize who your real family & friends are.

OP - I fear there may be two things going on here: (1) Some of your friends are simply acquaintances and not really friends… (2) It’s possible that some of your friends don’t know the full situation or if they do, don’t know how to respond to the situation… The shadow of death is something very difficult to deal with and many people avoid talking about it because they don’t know how to handle it or what your reaction might be… Before you give up on your friends and acquaintances, try to figure out where the problem really lies if you can. Speak to your closest friend or relative about the situation. You might find that (1) or (2) above were the case… OP - I lost my father 5 years ago. It was not easy and it never gets “easy”. Try to appreciate the time they have left to spend with you. My Dad passed without warning, I don’t know if it would have been easier if I had known it was coming or not. You have my sympathy❤️