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Friend problem

Re: Friend problem

by COVID19 Moderator -
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Hi Catness 45, thanks so much for sharing your experiences with us today. It sounds like taking care of your mental health, while also maintaining your friendship, is important to you.

It can be stressful when our friends and family share opinions that conflict with our own views. It may be helpful to have an open conversation with your friend about the way you are feeling and perhaps agree to discuss other topics and mutual interests during your Skype calls instead. Practicing self-care is also important. If your friend continues sharing conspiracy theories, it may be helpful to explain that while you respect her differing opinions, you would like to have some space during this time as these conversations are causing some stress for you.

For more resources and tips on managing stress during the pandemic, I encourage you to visit our website

Stay safe!