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Fibromyalgia and relationships

 

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Be Gentle with Yourself: Tips on Breast Feeding for a Fibromyalgia Mother

When I found out at 36 years old that I was pregnant with my first child, I knew I wanted to breastfeed...[ view ]

 

Surviving Your Newborn

Life with a newborn is overwhelming and exhausting, even for healthy parents. So what’s a new...[ view ]

 

As your Family Grows Up

I am a mother of three, soon to be four. My kids are 9, 6, and 2, and the baby is due in June. [ view ]

 

Talk Regular

My grandsons Sam and Will, healthily boisterous much of the time, astonish me with their...[ view

 

Will I be a Good Parent

Good parenting means different things to different people. Each family has its own approach...[ view ]

 

FM in the Family

Chronic pain adds an extra challenge to every task, to every relationship, to every aspect of life...[ view ]

 

Love Hurts

A few weeks ago Mieke and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary. We had good reasons...[ view ]

 

The Perfect Fit: Seven Steps to Finding a Doctor Who is Right for You

“There is nothing more I can do for you. You have to learn to live with it.” Translation: it is time to find a new...[ view ]

 

Finding Love Online

There are only two ways to catch a first glimpse of your soul mate without even having to get out of your...[ view ]

 

When a Loved One Has FM—How Can I Help?

If you know of someone, whether it be a loved one, friend, or an acquaintance with fibromyalgia, you carry a...[ view ]

 

To Love, In Sickness And In Health

With Valentine's Day on the calendar this month, many Fibromyalgia sufferers are likely to be thinking either...[ view ]

 

Some Friendly Advice

Chronic illness presents a variety of challenges to relationships at a time when they are needed the most...[ view ]

 

Living with a Loved One with Chronic Illness: An Interview with Gregg Piburn

Recently I discovered a wonderful book called Beyond Chaos: One Man's Journey Alongside His Chronically...[ view ]

 

Fibromyalgia is a Friendship Challenge—and an Opportunity

Having an invisible syndrome like fibromyalgia can stress relationships because it shifts you into a new...[ view ]

 

The Dating Game

Finding a decent date can be challenging for anyone, but throw in a chronic illness like fibromyalgia and you...[ view ]

 

Singles, Take Heart

Tears filled my eyes as I sat in my car in the parking lot. As much as I looked forward to my fibromyalgia...[ view ]

 

Marriage and Fibro DO Mix!

Throughout my life, I have always suffered inexplicable aches and pains. By age I was raising threedren all...[ view ]

 

Healthy Marriage Despite the Added Challenge of Fibromyalgia

This is a very difficult question to get answers to, especially with the divorce rate as high as it is. Add to that...[ view ]

 

How to be a Better Friend, Spouse, or Relative to Someone with FM

This is not just an academic issue for me. My wife, Elizabeth, was diagnosed with fibromyalgia (FM) a few...[ view ]

 

Are you Really Listening?

Listening to her husband, the woman—experiencing a fibro flare—started to cry. "I don’t know. I am in so...[ view ]

 

Q & A with Connie O'Reilly: FM and Relationships

Dr. Connie O’Reilly has a private psychology practice in Beaverton, Oregon, and is associated with Oregon...[ view ]

 

Guidelines for Improving Communication

The key is ongoing communication. Saying something once is not sufficient. Even if the outcomes of your...[ view ]

 

 

 

 

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