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The support and encouragement of friends and family can have a very powerful effect on one's ability to heal and overcome challenges. "The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing... not healing, not curi... more at Wikipedia

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Overall, 88% (29603 Members) find Support from Friends & Family helpful

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Now that I've ASKED for help, Friends & Family are very supportive. Sometimes they even know how to talk about it, although no one has suggested I "just cheer up" or "get over it".
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This has been a huge help. Once I stopped being so angry at everyone and started letting people in, the difference in my outlook and the way that I felt was amazing!
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My Mom lets me vent and rant. She has been a great listener. Her 'help' sometimes is too vengeful or something I'd totally not do LOL. I'm not a vengeful person....even tho he's cheated on me for more years than I could have ever imagined.
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My friends and family give me moral support by listening to me and giving me advice.
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Friends are the greatest.
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Luckily, I have a very good support system.
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I had more true friends than I ever thought possible
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Have some great friends. Family too but don't seem to feel as comfortable talking to them. They loved my husband too so we all experienced a loss when he died.
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Even though I have always kept my mental illness a private matter, and only sharing it with a very small number of close friends, I have found that spending time with people whose company I enjoy has been very positive in improving my mood.
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