What do the rest of you do when you have made contact with people during a mania who you wouldn't normally spend time with- dealers of pot, people in chronic need of money, people in and out of jail....and the mania is over so you want to withdraw into your own life again? These people have feelings too, and I usually offer my friendship initially- only to realize again that these relationships are self-destructive. I feel a need to say goodbye, to somehow bring closure to these relationships, to not just drop these people, but to have the grace to explain myself. I have not been manic for several years, but when I do it, I really lose it. Advice please-
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