How A Chronic Illness Can Impact A Relationship
Lyme isn’t your burden alone. Everyone close to you will be affected. Here are just a few obstacles that you and your relationships can go through when you have Lyme or any chronic illness.
Not Knowing How You’re Relationships Will Evolve
Oh yes, love.
BFF’s for life.
Relationships are complicated enough for healthy people. A chronic illness can impact a relationship day in and day out.
We can’t walk away from our own physical debilities, but our loved ones can if they so choose. There is a fear that being sick will break our relationships apart, or prevent us from starting new ones. I’ve read enough relationship psychology to recognize that fear is a part of healthy relationships, too. And I’ve lived at least long enough to figure out that no one can predict the future. Obstacles can strengthen relationships and yes, they can break them. The beauty of being sick is that it makes us extra grateful for those that choose to stand by us, and grateful, too, to see the wrong people walk away.
This section will putter through a few issues with Lyme’s impact on relationships. Read more “How A Chronic Illness Can Impact A Relationship”