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Can't watch son die anymore
Jul 2, 1997

My son is very sick with AIDS now. He has a friend who takes care of him. I go to the house three times a week and stay for a few hours. His friend is always fussing and I feel like I am in the way. I dread going there. He's just so ill and it's so hard to watch. And his friend is doing everything for him. I keep finding excuses to stay away and I know that is terrible. But sometimes I think I just can't watch him disappear. I know he's suffering, not me, and so I feel so selfish and so terrible about these feelings? Have you noticed other people with these feelings?

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