Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
can make having relationships difficult. Many people are understanding and will stand by you when a flare-up hits, but there are others who find it more difficult to weather the ups and downs. Have you ever lost any friends because of your IBD? Did anyone ever tell you that your health was too much for them to handle? Or perhaps there were one or two people that just never returned your phone calls or emails. How did you deal with friends who suddenly became strangers?