Striving for Grace Posted September 29, 2006 Report Share Posted September 29, 2006 I'm concerned about a friend in my ballet classes. She's an awesome dancer, but I think she's burning out. Today I was telling her that my ankle wasn't doing too well and the doc wanted me to stay off it for at least another week, and she was like "so you're going to be out for at least a month, huh?" When I said yes, she replied "You're so lucky. Why don't I ever get injured? I'd give anything to get out of these stupid classes for even a week!" And she was dead serious. And then jokingly she said "wouldn't it be great if I happened to fall down some stairs or something and mess up my leg too? You'd have company!" And that scares me. She's a beautiful and talented dancer and she has always seemed to enjoy all forms of dance. She's been stressed about events in her life, but she won't tell anyone what those things are and refuses to see a counsellor. I told her she should talk to one of our teachers before she completely burns out if she won't talk to a counsellor, but she refuses that too. I even tried getting her to get a BT4D account and vent/ask for advice online, but again she refuses. I'm worried that she may sabotage herself to get out of dance if she's this stressed. She actually said she envies me because I'm injured, and she's a very determined person who usually does whatever it takes to get the results that she wants. I'm trying to be supportive of her, but I just don't know what to do to help her since I can't force her to talk to anyone. I don't want her to hurt herself! Please help! Grace Quote Link to comment
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