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Chronic Illness and Relationships

No couple is immune to the hard work that goes into their relationship. Each couple has their own unique obstacles that they have to overcome, their own speed bumps to get over and their own challenges. Each relationship is unique. Relationships that involve someone with a medical condition such as an invisible/chronic illness, present a… Continue reading Chronic Illness and Relationships

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“How To Live Well With Chronic Pain and Illness” Chapter 7 Summary: “Dealing with Tough Choice after Tough Choice”

When you live with chronic illness or pain, you find yourself constantly trying to manage your health as our relationships with others as skillfully and as well as we can. Based  on our evaluations of how we are managing both of those parts of our lives, we have to make choices that will most be… Continue reading “How To Live Well With Chronic Pain and Illness” Chapter 7 Summary: “Dealing with Tough Choice after Tough Choice”

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How To Live Well With Chronic Pain and Illness-Chapter 4 Summary: Developing the Confidence to Say No

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson This chapter is all about learning the skill to say no and learning how to be ok with it. Below are a few highlights from this chapter that I have found very insightful… Continue reading How To Live Well With Chronic Pain and Illness-Chapter 4 Summary: Developing the Confidence to Say No

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“How To Live Well With Chronic Pain & Illness” Chapter 3 Summary: Asking For Help Can Be Your Gift To Others

“No one has ever become poor by giving” -Anne Frank This chapter discusses something I, personally, have always struggled with–asking others for help. Too often I feel like a burden on other people when my headaches are especially bad. I don’t want to be an even bigger burden by asking for favors and assistance. What… Continue reading “How To Live Well With Chronic Pain & Illness” Chapter 3 Summary: Asking For Help Can Be Your Gift To Others

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“How To Live Well With Chronic Pain And Illness” Chapter 2: A Not-T0-Do List for the Chronically Ill

I am a huge list makers. If you looked on my phone right now, you’d probably be overwhelmed and confused by the number of lists I have saved. Some of which are extremely random and I don’t remember making. Living with a chronic illness, I have a mental to-do list running at all times to… Continue reading “How To Live Well With Chronic Pain And Illness” Chapter 2: A Not-T0-Do List for the Chronically Ill

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HAWMC Day 7: Starting My Advocacy Journey

We all need people in our lives who push us to do and be greater. Sometimes it’s hard to accept advice that someone has to offer, but most of the time, it’s worth it to hear them out. I never even thought about sharing my story about living with chronic daily headaches, because I never… Continue reading HAWMC Day 7: Starting My Advocacy Journey