When Self-Care Kills Your Friendships

Shutting people out in the name of ‘self-care’ ultimately feels like self-destruction

Kristin Wong
Forge
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5 min readMay 24, 2021

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Not long ago, I attended a panel that featured a few established writers. An audience member asked one of them a personal question: How do you practice self-care? The answer was brutally honest.

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Kristin Wong
Forge
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Kristin Wong has written for the New York Times, The Cut, Catapult, The Atlantic and ELLE.