Adapted from a recent online discussion.
Dear Carolyn: I have a friend who suffers from a mental illness. Medication does not seem to make a difference. My friend is a good person, but difficult.
I want to be a good friend, but sometimes I feel used. I need help figuring out where to draw the line. Its not their fault its brain chemistry. But sometimes I wonder how much is under their control. I cannot give more than generalities, but can you help? Friend