Supporting loved ones who live with chronic health issues is not always an easy task. The things we typically do to rally around a person with an illness aren’t always sustainable long term and can lead to strained relationships and communication.
It can be frustrating to watch someone you love suffer and not know how to help them or “fix” their pain.
Fortunately, as someone who has lived with migraine for years, I have found strategic support from friends and family can completely transform the migraine experience.
1. Don’t make me feel guilty when I need to cancel plans.
Having to frequently change plans might be one of the most difficult things about managing migraine. It never gets easier to have to miss out, and it’s even more challenging when the people around you aren’t flexible. As frustrating as it can be to have to cancel plans, I can guarantee the chronically ill person is more tired of feeling sick and skipping things than you are of them cancelling…