My clients have often told me that they stay in relationships that aren’t going anywhere at least in part as a result of their chronic condition. They may feel like they can’t do any better because of their health situation, so they may as well try to make it work. Have you ever felt that way? That’s disempowering. And a bad relationship can have a negative impact on your wellness. Here’s help:
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Dr. Gary McClain
Chronic Communication ℠
Counseling and Workshops
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...