illness makes people behave badly

Illness makes people behave badly – whether they are ill themselves, or reacting to someone else’s illness.

  • They don’t ring when they should.
  • They let you down.
  • They don’t behave as they should.
  • They don’t react as you would, if you were them.
  • Some friends and family desert you when you are ill.
  • Some people make a fuss and try to take over when you’re ill.
  • Illness makes you want some people to be there, and others to go away.
  • Illness makes people selfish.
  • Illness can change people – sometimes for the  better; sometimes for worse.

About thetroublewithillness

I've been a counsellor for people with physical illnesses for a long time now, and learnt a lot about what it's like living with your own or someone else's illness. I want to pass some of this on.
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