Not Getting Enough Support on Facebook? Try this Alternative
When you have diabetes, your entire life revolves around managing it: testing your blood sugar levels throughout the day, counting carbs, taking insulin and/or some other type of prescription medication, etc. You never get a break, so this routine can quickly become exhausting.
It’s no secret that support from others can help you to stay motivated. Encouragement goes a long way, so you may try reaching out to your friends on Facebook. But what would the response be? Would you get what you’re looking for?
The Downside of Facebook
There’s no question that Facebook allows us to connect with and learn about other people. The way this exchange happens, though, may set us up for disappointment.
“We want to learn about other people and have others learn about us,” psychologist Beth Anderson and her colleagues explain in the American Psychological Association journal, Psychology of Popular Media Culture, “but through that very learning process we may start to resent both others’ lives and the image of ourselves that we feel we need to continuously maintain.”
Facebook tends to be a site we visit to report good news. In the rare event you decide to post about something negative – having a bad day, feeling down, etc. – the response you get likely pales in comparison to that which a positive post receives. It can start to seem like none of your “friends” truly cares about you when you aren’t getting the support you need and deserve.
So what can you do? Wouldn’t it be nice if there were a site specifically for talking about your problems – a place where you could be yourself and connect with others who understand what you’re going through?
An Uplifting Alternative
SupportGroups.com offers just that – a convenient and safe environment to connect with people who are facing similar challenges, such as living with diabetes. This type of environment encourages you to talk about your problems, allowing you to examine, confront and overcome them with the help of others. Join the diabetes group on SupportGroups.com today and discover an online social network that makes you feel good about yourself.