What Can I Do For You? Have you asked that question lately?

By Dr Gary Latest Activity July 2, 2015 at 4:45 pm Views 956

Dr Gary

“What about me?”

Living with a chronic condition is no party. You didn’t choose this road. If you had a choice, you would be living minus one medical diagnosis, if not more than one.

But being in a relationship is a two-way street. Yes, it’s your job to make your chronic condition a priority, and to take the best possible care of yourself and to enlist your family members in helping you to do that. Absolutely! You’re doing everything you can to cope with the curveballs your chronic condition throws your way.

But here’s something to consider: Are you so focused on getting what you need that you may be overlooking your partner’s needs?

And what about this: Have you asked – and listened – to what your partners needs are? And then looked at how you can incorporate more caring and sharing into your daily interaction?

Here’s a link to an article I posted recently:


Has this been an issue at your house? If so, what have you done to make support more of a two-way street? Any experiences to share?

Need some ideas?

“What can I do for you?” Imagine what it would be like at your home if everybody thought not only about “me” but also “you” and “us.” A little compassion goes a long way. After all, we’re all in this together!

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