How do I make friends? It’s a question I hear often. Having a solid support system is important when you’re living with a chronic condition. Making friends takes some work. If you are looking to expand your support network, I hope you will take a look at my article on finding friends. https://justgotdiagnosed.com/resources/i-dont-have-a-great-support-system-how-can-i-make-friends/
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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...