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 out of anger, though I have to admit I am sometimes surprised – and not in a good way – at the hateful words they throw at each other. But I am concerned about the impact. Take a look at my article to learn more: http://justgotdiagnosed.com/resources/chronic-communication-at-home-how-name-calling-damages-your-relationship/
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Dr. Gary McClain
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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...