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Family Support and RA

Posted on November 19, 2018

At times RA causes us to depend on our family members or partner. Family and loved ones may not understand or know how to help. It can be hard just leaving the house, let alone socializing. Support from close relationships is an important part of fighting RA, but connecting can be tricky.

On myRAteam, the social network and online support group for those living with rheumatoid arthritis, members talk about a range of personal experiences and struggles. Having to rely on family members is one of the top topics most discussed.

Here are some question-and-answer threads about relying on family members:

Any tips, advice on how to live with a spouse who doesn't support you?

Any tips on how to speak about arthritis? I feel as though I burden those around me when I talk about it and therefore just continue to struggle on by myself.

Any tips, advice on how to live with a spouse who doesn't support you?

Here are some conversations about relying on family members:

Hardest hit are the ones we live with, day to day we rely upon. I look at hubby and when he is tired n stressed, often times I simply Can't pick up the slack. That hurts a lot!

I know my family loves and supports me, but I don’t want my kids to remember me as a mom who complained about being in pain all the time. I won’t let my disease ruin their life too.

I wish did not have these chronic conditions and wish I can stop all meds...but I know I can't...just discouraged that I cannot do a lot of things with my family...

Can you relate?

Have another topic you'd like to discuss or explore? Go to myRAteam today and start the conversation. You'll be surprised just how many others may share similar stories.

Feel free to ask a question here.

A myRAteam Member said:

I hear you!

posted 4 months ago

hug

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