Ugghhh - I'm having one of those annoying people weeks! Yesterday a woman that I know popped around, to her i'm my illness and nothing else. All she wants to talk about is my health, how I "should" be doing this that and the other, have I tried blah blah blah and then for the finale, pops in a story about how she is a christian and through god she gets through anything and how hard ibs is and....you get the picture :headache: Thing is i'm a christian to, but would never dream of preaching to other people, it's not appropriate and not my job. She isn't a friend, just a woman that lives around the corner. She is patronising, controlling and makes me feel like crap when ever I speak to her. I don't tell her about my health (she hears it on the grapevine from??). Her brother has CFS and she is constantly calling it "chronic fatigue" and comparing it to her ibs (competitive much?). I almost told her where to go yesterday How on earth do you deal with these types of people?