Resentment poisons relationships. It grows and grows until everyone has been hurt. Communication and honesty are the antidotes.
Even if you are receiving help, you deserve to be treated kindly. Don’t fall into the trap in thinking that you owe it to people who are helping you to be purposefully hurt, abused, degraded, humiliated, or mistreated in any form.
Know your limits of what you can give. You aren’t being brave or saintly for pushing past these.
Dear Supporters of a Person Who Is Chronically Ill, Today I want to give up. It happens every once in a while. Chronic pain is a fight you never get breaks from. It is all day every day, and lately for me it has been all night every night. Pain and lack of sleep have…