losing friends due to chronic illness: what you can do to keep the right ones!
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losing friends due to chronic illness: what you can do to keep the right ones!

Losing some friends due to chronic illness is practically inevitable and nearly impossible to prevent entirely.  However, there are definitely things that you can do to help yourself maintain many of your friendships, and become closer to the friends you are able to keep.  The first step is to face reality and recognize why you…

Disability and loneliness: importance of maintaining social connections
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Disability and loneliness: importance of maintaining social connections

One of the big differences between ’being sick’ and dealing with a chronic condition is how your relationships and activities are affected.  If you’re sick, staying home and resting up IS a great idea.  Sure, you may miss one or two activities you were looking forward to, but you’ll feel better and get back into…

Why friendships fall apart after severe illness or injury
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Why friendships fall apart after severe illness or injury

It is terrifyingly easy to become socially isolated after a serious injury or illness.  It doesn’t happen to all people, as there are a lot of variables. The quality of the friends that you have before your trauma is one of those important details that will affect your friendships post-injury.  Friendships and social interaction are…