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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.