Oct 25, 2009 - 3:32 am
My name is Crystal. I was diagnosed with osteosarcoma at 15. Finished treatment about a year and half after. I guess the reason I started this discussion is I just broke up with my boyfriend of 7 months and he blames it on my inability to open up. He said that although he could never imagine what I've been through, that he can see it. He can see me withdrawing, and putting up a wall to cope when things are stressful and don't go my way. He keeps telling me, in the most non aggressive way, that I should talk to someone or else I'm never going to be able to let anyone in and end up alone. I was wondering if anyone out there has issues letting people in. Or if anyone out there just feels like people don't understand. I feel like this is all "young adults" stereotyped but sometimes I wish someone would understand why I keep myself caged inside. He said it best, he said I had to let the "toxic" part of me go so that the healthy part of me can shine. So that I wont just be "fine" anymore but great.