Can you advise this student nurse?
“I love my friends; we’ve known each other since we were 13 or 14 years old. However, I’m feeling as though a rift has opened up between them and me because of what I’ve chosen to study.
“While some stayed closer to home for uni (thus farther from me), the ones that actually do live near me don’t understand my obligations as a student nurse. None of them study nursing.
“Last week, one friend texted and asked if I wanted to go and get a drink. When I said I couldn’t because I had to study she said that I never do anything fun anymore. It’s not that I don’t want to have fun or see my friends, it’s just extremely difficult to balance wanting to do well in my nursing course with wanting to prevent my friendships from withering away.
“How do I balance these things so I don’t lose my friends? Help!”
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