Sorrow and Friends
So, generally, whether we think about it or not, we have what I shall call “entertainment value” for our friends. Our friends love us, of course, but some of that has to do with entertainment value. Why would you not want to have friends who are fun and entertaining?
Sometimes terrible things happen to you, and you tend to feel like you shouldn’t bother your friends and that, obviously, your entertainment value has gone down. So you begin to isolate yourself which is probably the last thing that you need to do when you’re in a lot of pain. I’m allowing for extrovert/introvert differences here. One of my friends and I were both going through very painful things at the same time. We got together anyway, and we had a great time even though we were processing difficult things. And even our entertainment value was bigher than either of us would have imagined
So unless you’re very introverted and MUST be alone in times of stress, go be with you friends when sorrow has settled in at your door.
And CELEBRATE with your friends when there is something to celebrate.