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When you’re sick, sometimes you really need to talk. You need support. A kind ear, a shoulder to cry on, figurative or literal. But you don't always get it.
Have you ever asked your support team (partner, friend, family member) about your chronic disease? This exercise can help give them the information and support they need to better help you.
You don't look at a stranger and decided if they'd be a great hospital visitor...
The moment you are diagnosed with an incurable disease, your life turns upside down.
Ms. Meniscus helps a reader deal with loved ones who have, with time, "forgotten" her illness.
Dr. Laurie urges us not to lose one of our most essential resources: hope.
Dan explores why the chronically ill or disabled are met with repulsion from the rest of society.
Dan writes that, in the fundraising world, arthritis often finds itself the outcast.
Ms. Meniscus advises a woman on how to win over a friend who may be too focused on helping her clean.
This week, Dan takes a look at some of the more common pitfalls when it comes to socializing while living with chronic illness. Friendships and relationships are hard enough but when you throw a devastating ailment into the mix, there is bound to be some serious chafing. Daniel tells us what to avoid, and helps to make sure you don't make the same mistakes he did.