that's a really good idea , I do have a friend like that who could help buffer before I go back next week .
I'm not so worried about my class team as we met up recently and it was ok however it's the rest of the staff who I have seen for months who'll want to ask about things and I know it's because they care it's I don't know how I'll react . I'm normally a confident person who can hold my own but lately that's disappeared. Maybe in my work setting it'll be different and I can always blame the tablets 🙂
thank you for your advice love Clair xxx
Hello Claire, just to let you know how I deal with work colleagues. They are all (my immediate colleagues - not the bosses!) very caring and anxious how I am doing, but I find it impossible sometimes to talk about it. Instead, I have a particular friend there (we do stuff together outside work hours), and I tell her any information/ problems, etc, and she lets everyone else know how things are going when I am not there (I work part time). Do you have someone with whom you are particular friends, or who you trust and can talk to? Perhaps they could work as your intermediary.
Hugs and best wishes. Barton.x
I've just replied to your other post on the other thread but saw this and wanted to answer. I suppose the way you choose to deal with questions depends how close you are to your colleagues. If they are just work mates then I think just saying 'thankyou for asking how I am - I'm doing o.k.' should suffice. If they continue to ask questions that you feel uncomfortable answering I would politely tell them you would rather not talk about personal things at work, or words to that effect. It's hard because I obviously don't know them, but I do know some people who only ask to be nosy. You will know who to open up to and who to be more guarded with. I'm sure it won't be as difficult as you may be imagining. I've found that a lot of my acquaintances don't ask me anything at all because they don't know what to say! Try not to let it spoil your looking forward to going back. XX Lily