If I was a fly on the wall at your place, what would I learn about the emotional atmosphere? Your home is a safe space. I know we hear that term a lot these days. But when it comes to your home, it’s important for everybody to be able to look forward to being there, to know that you can expect to be cared for, that you can be yourself, that you are surrounded by people who want the best for you. That’s what home is all about, right? Here’s a link to an article I recently wrote on this topic: http://justgotdiagnosed.com/resources/chronic-communication-home-outsider-view-atmosphere-house/
Dr. Gary McClain
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Questions? Ask Dr. Gary
Q: I was recently diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and I am really trying to face up to this condition and maintain my independence. But there are days when I know I need help. My family is telling me that I am being stubborn when all I am trying to do is be a Fighter. When is it time to ask for help?
A: Fighters may have a reputation as the ideal role models but they aren’t always good at seeking out support unless someone shows them how much worse things will be if they don’t.
Fighters often view themselves as so in control of their situation that they can handle every...