Unreturned e-mails?

I’m trying to be supportive of a long lost friend I just learned has MS. We were having a very nice e-mail exchange bringing each other up to date on our lives including some discussion about her MS. And then in mid-conversation the roaring sound of silence, nothing. I reached out once more, nothing. I have reread our messages and can’t find anything to indicate a reason for this. I am baffled and don’t know what to do. Any suggestions? I want to be a source of positivity and a supportive friend. Thanks


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  • Erin Rush moderator
    10 months ago

    I am sorry the discussion got cut off, dhortho1! I hope other readers can chime in with some good suggestions. You can always send a quick email along the lines of, “I hope I didn’t say anything that hurt you! Please know I am here for you anytime.” If you don’t receive a reply, you can wait awhile and try again or just leave the ball in her court. It may be a lot for her to process at this time, which is a feeling I am sure you can relate to!

    I think it’s wonderful that you reached out to her in such a kind way. Hopefully, your support will be appreciated. But, even if it’s not, you can rest assured that you did the right thing.

    Thanks for reaching out and I hope your friend gets back to you!

    Best, Erin, MultipleSclerosis.net Team Member.

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