Can you advise this student nurse?
“I’ve got a good friend that I care about a lot and think is great, but she is the most negative person I know.
“We are both studying nursing, but where I tend to see opportunities for something great she just assumes that opportunity will lead to failure or just be unpleasant in general.
“For example, on one occasion we were receiving our new placements and my friend would not stop talking about how bad her injection technique was and how she thought all of the patients hated her. Even when I reassured her she was stubborn, pouted, and simply dismissed what I said.
“I understand her negativity may be how she copes with stress but it’s so hard to be around her all of the time, particularly when she won’t even listen to me when I’m trying to help her. She just feels like a burden sometimes and she brings me down with her.
“What can I do (besides limiting my time with her) to help this situation?”
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