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Marie – How have your friendships changed?

Marie – How have your friendships changed?

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Friendships can change and people do scare away.  I have friends and they were my good friends before and they still are friends now.  I’ve been very, very fortunate.  So, my key people before my accident are still my key people ... Show More

Friendships can change and people do scare away.  I have friends and they were my good friends before and they still are friends now.  I’ve been very, very fortunate.  So, my key people before my accident are still my key people now.  But, like I said, I didn’t want to scare them away, I needed them to be a part of my life, I needed those relationships to feel okay about myself.  So, I made a conscious effort to really try not to scare them away, and try to be a friend, and not always sucking the relationship dry with my own needs.  And hopefully, I’ve been able to do that.  

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Marie – How have your friendships changed?

Marie

Injured in 1998 at age 22, quadriplegic
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Friendships can change and people do scare away.  I have friends and they were my good friends before and they still are friends now.  I’ve been very, very fortunate.  So, my key people before my accident are still my key people now.  But, like I said, I didn’t want to scare them away, I needed them to be a part of my life, I needed those relationships to feel okay about myself.  So, I made a conscious effort to really try not to scare them away, and try to be a friend, and not always sucking the relationship dry with my own needs.  And hopefully, I’ve been able to do that.  

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