There are a lot of reasons why it may be easier to open up on the internet about health struggles than it is in real life with family and friends.
It isn’t necessarily down to a lack of supportive family, or not having any friends who are sensitive to the situation. You can have the largest family support network, and an understanding circle of friends, and still hold back from sharing as much of your truth to them as you do online to relative strangers.
Why? For me personally, it’s for three main reasons. 1. Guilt Guilt that knowing how much pain I’m truly in, or how much I’m struggling will cause them worry and pain.Read more on themighty.com