MY FRIENDS DON’T LIKE ME SOBER
QI had health problems and stopped drinking alcohol six months ago. Now my friends are making me feel bad – they say I’m boring and they feel bad when they’re out with me because I’m sober when they get drunk.
Even my best friend says I make her feel bad. I tried offering to buy them drinks even though I’m only drinking water or juice, but that hasn’t made things better. What can I do? OUTCAST, EMAIL
AYou must be commended for taking the right decision to look after your health. There are people who would love to be where you are right now, but it’s not an easy thing to do.
It’s at times like these one has to really look at what is valuable in life. If your friends really loved you and wanted the best for you, they’d be supporting you and looking out for you.
True friends encourage one another to do what’s best for their health and their lives.
Nowhere is it written you have to indulge in alcohol to have fun or be fun. You can have lots of good, clean fun without getting drunk.
It’s time to look at your companions and decide whether they’re still worth being called your friends. Your life and health are more important and the decisions you take should revolve around them and not be made to please anyone else.
You have a strong will – keep it that way.
‘How people treat you is their karma, how you react is yours’ – WAYNE DYER, AUTHOR AND SPEAKER