Started a job two months ago. When my dad was dying, I only went home on weekends. My boss, on his funeral day, agreed to compensate for my absence, but was upset when I used bereavement days. Now seeking new employment.
"My girlfriend's teen therapist suggested she take a weekend off at a friend's country house when she mentioned struggling. With no such friend, she felt misunderstood, especially as an addict in 90s-00s London rehab."
In high school, amidst traumatic events, I sought support from my best friend of 8 years. His response? He didn't want my emotional stress hindering his party and college life. Despite supporting him, he couldn't offer the same. You don't know anyone's true colors until crisis hits.