As we all know, it was eventually determined that I do NOT have MS. Yippee!
OddDuck wrote:Are folks with MS suddenly finding (but they aren't sure why) that their relationships with others are becoming more difficult or "dramatic" somehow, but they aren't certain why or how?
OddDuck wrote:As we all know, it was eventually determined that I do NOT have MS. Yippee!
What the Healthy Partner Can Give
• reassurance that they believe the illness is real
• confidence that they will be there for support
• special attention to the sufferer's needs, especially in times of pain and weakness
• communicating that no matter how sick the sufferer may look or feel, he or she is valuable as a person.
What the Sick Partner Can Give
• the integrity of telling the truth; neither exaggerating the illness nor hiding its reality
• commitment to the other person and the growth of the relationship
• appreciation and understanding for what the healthy partner is going through
• the gift of saving some energy for the other person and contributing what you can.
Chiara Lubich said, "We should live in such a way that in our last hours we will not regret having loved too little."
Arron wrote:harry, thank you so much for sharing your personal experience. If you don't mind my asking, what exactly are some non-characteristic traits that emerge when she is fatigued in contrast to when she is not?
Marg finds it necessary in these situations to constantly ask questions of the others and stimulate the conversation by trying to focus her friends on the topic being discussed.
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