I’m so glad Fri­day has in­spired you, Sangeetha. For de­tails on the or­gan­i­sa­tion, you can visit www.the­banyan.org or call +91 44 265 30 504 or +91 44 265 30 105. Karen, edi­tor.

Friday - - LETTERS - ASH­LE­SHA gopal, via email

T he ar­ti­cle, ‘Why per­fec­tion­ists are far from per­fect’ (April 11) was an in­ter­est­ing read. It helped me un­der­stand a close friend of mine, who I think epitomises the syn­drome.

She can spend the whole weekend clean­ing her al­ready spot­less house, or­gan­is­ing her closet over and over again, and go­ing over her fi­nances to en­sure that ev­ery penny she spends is ac­counted for.

There was a time when she used to give these jobs more im­por­tance than her re­la­tion­ships with loved ones, but now af­ter much per­sis­tence from them she has be­gun to take it easy.

Some of her friends used to get ex­as­per­ated with her but af­ter read­ing the ar­ti­cle, I’ve de­cided to be more vo­cal about how much I en­joy her com­pany so that she re­alises over time that be­ing with friends is as much fun – if not more – as do­ing house­hold chores.

Thank you, Fri­day, for help­ing me un­der­stand my friend bet­ter.

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