Having a chronic illness can make holiday visits with family and friends more challenging, especially when the visit requires travel. In part because travel usually means that the people you are going to see don’t know a lot about the day to day experience with your condition. And, in part because travel can turn the […]
Living with a chronic illness can have any number of emotional effects, especially if you have an illness that medical providers and specialists are not able to explain. I have heard countless stories over the years of people who have experienced some kind of disregard from what I’ll call the medical establishment. There are individual […]
Melody Beattie in her book, The New Codependency says that some of the traits that people call codependent are not inherently bad. It’s okay to help people, in fact, helping people can be rewarding and meaningful. Doing people favors is a great thing, it builds relationships. Caregiving can help us to feel needed, it can […]
The most important thing to remember is that you have choices. If you don’t feel comfortable for some reason, trust your instincts.