Head-Off Holiday Stress By Educating Loved-Ones About Your Health Limitations

by Toni Bernhard, author of How to Be Sick: A Buddhist-Inspired Guide for the Chronically Ill and Their Caregivers.

“In the U.S., we’re getting ready to celebrate Thanksgiving. Soon, people around the world will turn their attention to the holiday season. Chronic health problems can take a toll on relationships any time of the year. Most people have to experience unrelentling pain or illness themselves before they understand how debilitating it is, physically and mentally. Loved-ones (by whom I mean family and close friends) may be in some form of denial about what’s happened to you, or they may be scared and worried about the future. Bottom line, suffering from a chronic condition can be an ongoing crisis—for you and for those you’re close to.”

Read More: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/turning-straw-gold/201111/head-holiday-stress-educating-loved-ones-about-your-health-limitation

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  1. Deb aka abcsofra says:

    I am fortunate in that my family has already been educated about my ra and my limitations. I have been at this for 13 years. This article has some great pointers for newbies or for those that have yet to stand up for themselves and their needs during the holidays. Thanks for sharing the link…you always find the good ones :-)

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