I know, flowers & chocolates are classic. You cannot go wrong with either. And I have on my desk from last year a wee stuffed monkey that when you squeeze it whistles at you. It is there because I love it. But there are just some things I really, really want that are hard to … Continue reading Presents I’d want for Valentine’s Day, Seriously.
Did you know the divorce rate of chronic illness is 75%? Quite a bit higher than the national average. That is because having a chronic illness and being in a relationship with someone with a chronic illness causes a strain and stress. We have to find ways to cope with this as a couple. And … Continue reading 8 Things to know if your partner has a chronic illness
So my spouse and I were looking at an old picture of us when I was 20 and he was 23. I'd show it to you but I'd have to scan it and, well, I am lazy right now. Here is me around 21-22. I actually still have those pants. Use them for painting … Continue reading Relationship: nostalgia
There a lot of things healthy people should know about chronic illness. It isn't always easy to be a friend, loved one or family member to someone with a chronic illness or chronic pain. It isn't easy to forgive plans missed. Or when they seem to never want to engage in activities. You wonder … Continue reading 6 things for the healthy to know about chronic illness
Musculoskeletal Care, November 21, 2012 of 40 multiple choice questions was posted online with the objective to poll a large sample of adults with fibromyalgia about the impact on their significant other, friends and children. Questions included were regarding their symptoms, their demographics, any comorbid mood conditions, the relationship impact (with Relationship Assessment Scale). There … Continue reading Our relationships and fibromyalgia
Day 22 of migraine awareness month: “Every Breath You Take” video Ally McBeal surprise. Robert Downey Jr and Sting duet.Write to us about someone in your life who watches over you and how they help you live with Headaches and / or Migraines. My common-law spouse of 17 years watches over me. He has been … Continue reading Support system