My Friend Again
He almost reacted again tonight. I couldn't tell at first but I noticed he was very distracted by something. As people were the only ones in the room I figured somebody was an issue for him. Turns out one of the people in the group was a mean drunk who triggered the episode last time. My friend was giving him death glares. Luckily the drunk guy wasn't drunk this night but he and his friends were very rude. I wished that my robotically emtotion friend was there to help but I also wanted to prove that I could do something. We were sitting down when he was getting edgy so I moved my body to block his view of the guy. If you can't see the problem then you won't be reminded of it. I then said what I said last time: "It's gonna be okay, you're with friends." I also added the words: "if he does anything suspicious I will punch out his guts." I am a very aggressive person. I like things to be nice and peaceful and full of joy. When people distrupt that flow of happiness I get a little tempramental. That's just me. Luckily, he was more calm than last time and decided to eventually remove himself from the area. I followed him for a while (I took him through the 'sepecial' doors (the back door) so we didn't have to see the guy as we left) but after sitting around for a bit he went to wander. I was concerned at first but he came back safe and no problems happened. I am glad that he handled it well. If he keeps getting better, slowly but surely he will be much happier in life. I do wonder though, each situation is different but how long has it taken people to overcome the skeletons in their closet? Is there a specific environment that will help more than others? I know you can't rush or push people to get better but if possible, I'd like to give people the opportunity to at least have the option to get better in their current environment.