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Family and Friends Not Understanding RA

Posted on January 6, 2019

Finding support and understanding from friends/family after an RA diagnosis is not always easy. The lack of empathy from family and friends can sting and cause isolation.

On myRAeam, the social network and online support group for those living with RA, members talk about a range of personal experiences and struggles. Friends and family not understanding RA are one of the top topics most discussed.

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Posted on January 6, 2019
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