Impact of Chronic Illness upon Relationships and Social Activity
Ways to Maintain Healthy Relationships & Social Activity Despite the Challenges of Living with Chronic Illness
Chronic illness impacts every aspect of life, including relationships and social activity. The unpredictability of symptoms and fatigue makes it especially difficult to stay social. Friends, family, partners, caregivers, etc. must also adjust to a “new normal” as they walk alongside someone with a chronic illness. At a recent support group meeting, we discussed ways to maintain healthy, supportive, and fulfilling relationships with loved ones despite the challenges of living with a chronic vestibular or balance disorder.
These articles offer valuable insight and helpful tips for the chronically ill as well as suggestions for loved ones and caregivers:
Chronic Illness and Friendship Resources (Click to download PDF)
52 Ways to Encourage a Chronically Ill Friend (Click to download PDF)
How to Help a Sick Friend (Click to download PDF)
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