Lately I had a conversation with a friend, a close friend actually. I was not doing well, we were on a weekend trip and the morning we had to drive home I had bladder pain. First I just told her that I might have to stop more often to go to the toilette. Then in the car I wanted to ask her about dating, how she thinks about it and that I am afraid of dating because of the pain (which most probably will occur when I am exited and a bit anxious). She just said that I should stop talking about my symptoms and emotional issues because people get tired of it. She is tired of it. She accused me of being like my father (who is a really severe case of hypochondriac and TMS). On the one hand I think she is onto something here. Focusing on symptoms by talking about them to friends is feeding the symptoms. And friends are not psychotherapists. On the other hand, are all emotional issues off topic? How do you handle this? About dating: I always thought I should be in a better state, without relapses, when starting dating. But this is illusionary. Should I just give it a try?