A grounded theory approach was used to explore the influence of peer relationships on adjustment to cystic fibrosis (CF) in 15 adolescents. Discovering the course was the core category that captured the influence of peers on adjustment to CF. Four subcategories were identified: (1) losing ground, (2) being out of the loop, (3) finding a new company of friends, (4) fighting a never-ending battle. The downward progression of CF and increasing social interactions with peers with CF during hospitalization helped them learn CF was a lifelong disease with relentless demands. Interventions should focus on strategies for promoting peer support, a positive attitude, and hope to create a sense of belonging, social competence, and well-being.