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It’s great to have a supportive partner. But a question for you.  Are there times when you might be asking too much of your partner? Don’t forget your chronic condition takes a toll on family members, too.  Here’s more: http://justgotdiagnosed.com/resources/chronic-communication-at-home-are-you-asking-too-much-of-your-partner/

Office politics can be a challenge for anybody.  If you’re living with a chronic condition, office politics can be especially challenging.  How you cope with politics at your workplace can have a big impact on your stress, not to mention your career advancement.  There’s a way to at least tolerate office politics.  Learn more by […]

My clients often complain to me that their partner doesn’t seem to know how to express emotion.  As a result, they feel their feelings are not being acknowledged, and that they aren’t getting the emotional support they need.  I remind them that their partners may not know how to express emotional, and that this doesn’t […]

I often talk to couples about name-calling.  It happens more than you might imagine.  What about at your house?  Do you and your partner have discussions that turn into arguments, with flaring tempers and, finally, calling each other names?  I don’t judge my clients who talk to me about the names they call each other […]

Uncertainty is part of life.  But that doesn’t mean anxiety and depression are inevitable.  You can learn to cope with uncertainty by using the power of your mind.  Yes, you’ve already got what it takes.  Better coping is a matter of developing the tools needed to harness your mental capabilities. Rational mind to the rescue! […]

Another year has come to an end, If you’re living with a chronic or catastrophic health condition, you may find yourself reviewing the challenges you faced during 2017, maybe a few setbacks along the way.  If so, then I would also encourage you to review the triumphs, or at least all those days when  you […]

Living with a chronic condition can be the cause of lots of frustration, that’s for sure.  But here’s a question: Are you taking out your frustration on your partner?  Don’t forget, your partner is dealing with a lot too.  If you find yourself being hard on your partner during those times of frustration, here’s help: […]

You’ve probably had one of those days when your chronic condition has left you pretty tired out. But you’ve still got to get into work.  So do you try to hide your fatigue all day? Or do you admit to not being at your best. Here are some ideas about how to handle this situation: […]

Think about your own experiences as you begin the road ahead. You too may be feeling overwhelmed by the expectations and responsibilities being placed on your shoulders. If so, you might also be asking: Can I trust myself?  To help you answer the trust question, check out my new article: http://justgotdiagnosed.com/resources/newly-diagnosed-trust/

When you’re living with a chronic condition, it’s only normal for thoughts about your mortality to come up.  Still, that can be kind of scary.  Who wants to think about death?  Uncertainty comes with the territory of living with a chronic condition.  Hence, you may find yourself considering your own mortality.  Here are some ideas […]