I have a friend who is a cancer survivor. She had it before me and when I was first diagnosed, I looked to her for answers about what to expect. But now I am learning cancer journeys are as different and intimate as everything else about our bodies and lives and she is in a space I cannot relate to. I love her, but she is really struggling with depression over her life after cancer and I find it too overwhelming. Not because I am doind so much better emotionally, but because I am so afraid and to manage my anxiety, I can’t absorb all the negative things that could go wrong. I’m trying to remain positive while my body is cycling this chemo and radiation through it. But how do you safely avoid a friend without offending when they were so helpful when you first learned you had cancer?