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When you become chronically ill, you really want those closest to you to understand what you have lost, why the illness feels so devastating and how you feel about what chronic illness has done to your life.
But needing people to understand how you feel can be a big emotional hook that you can get stuck on.
When the people around you don't understand or don't seem to want to listen to how you feel or even worse, accuse you of constantly complaining, you can feel hurt, betrayed, rejected and abandoned.
This is why you need to know why it's not important that they understand how you feel.
In this episode, I break down why it's so difficult for others to understand your chronic illness and what you can focus on instead that will help you, your partner and your family adapt to your life with chronic illness in the best possible way for you.