Monday, November 22, 2010

Spiraling into the abyss.....

Not me...but a friend. And I just don't know what to do.

One of my dear friends is starting to spin out of control. And I just don't know what to do. Obviously she can't see it....very much in denial. At what point do you risk the person hating you by stepping in and intervening?? I worry about what might happen if no one steps in and insists she gets the help she desperately needs. But I think we all know a person can't get help for something if they are in denial about the problem.

And of course my wandering mind sometimes goes very dark..and if something really bad would I feel if I'd sat here and done nothing? I could have done something to stop change it.


  1. how is she moving towards the abyss ... i had terrible post-partum after #3 - that appeared ONLY after I stopped nursing so no one, including me, knew what the hell was going on. i vote for telling her that you're there for her and see where it goes from there. i do have to tell you that i really didn't recognize any of the signs of ppd - just pretty much thought i was losing my mind. ok, now that i've aired my dirty laundry on your blog, i'm off to figure out how to pack for THE trip. :-)

  2. sometimes although it is ahrd we have to step in and point out the obvious... gently of course.

    I really wish you and your friend the best of luck and I hope all works out well.

    Your friend is in my prayers

  3. I think that you should always try to help that person even if it might cause some friction. Maybe they already know there is something wrong but need help from a friend to get better.

  4. Personally, I would say something. It may be hard at first but in the long run, true friendships will last despite one needing an intervention.