Hi everyone I hope it's ok to write about something not fibro related but its bothering me and I'm hoping by writing it down I will understand why it's bothering me so much.
My sixteen year old daughter is a lovely girl but this weekend she told me about what's going on at school. she is currently doing her A levels. When she started sixth form she got more friendly with a girl she wasn't too sure about. As she has settled into sixth form she has made other friends but this group don't like her original friend. The group of friends she had in her previous year( who have since left school) didn't like this girl either but my daughter took pity on her and tried include her in things. Now my daughter is feeling really awful as she is realising this girl has become very needy and sticks to my daughter like glue and constantly invades my daughters space. The others in the group are being quite horrid to this girl and have told her that they don't want her hanging around with them as her behaviour has been decidedly odd. My daughter thinks she has problems with socialising with people,she has tried talking to her but her behaviour doesn't change. She copies what my daughter says and does and tried dressing like her. she is constantly holding on to My daughter when they are at school.
I can see why my daughter is feeling distinctly uncomfortable but I also feel very sorry for this girl as she seems to have issues. I have said to my daughter that she must do what feels right for her and she isn't responsible for this girl and I understand why she feels so claustrophobic around her. does that sound really harsh? but there's a but here,how would she feel if it was being done to her?But should she stay friends with this girl because she feels sorry for her. I've had to let friends go over the years as a lot of us do but I've never had to cope with anyone who has become so dependant on me. how do you deal with them?