Much like with you need to express your needs to those around you, you also need to set expectations. Boundaries are hard, and frankly, most people don’t like them if they aren’t their own. But sometimes, having those hard conversations is necessary for your health. Maybe you don’t want your mom to come to the doctor with you anymore, or you know you’ll have to miss your friend’s wedding because of your condition. Being upfront about what you need, and more importantly, what you can offer to those around, will set a baseline for expectations that everyone can respect.