Healthy Living

A Couple's Guide to Fibromyalgia

Honesty and Understanding

Suffering from fibromyalgia can cause both the sufferer and the partner of said person various levels of pain. Getting educated on the matter can save both partners an untold amount of stress and begin the healing process that is so very important in a relationship. Knowing what to expect and how to accept the disease in a loved one can be done in different manners. Talking to a healthcare professional about what to do could result in a better sense of mind. Open honesty should be key with both partners, as should understanding when one needs alone time to think. This can be especially true of those with fibromyalgia. It is a common misconception that those with fibromyalgia are always wanting company to keep their mind off of the pain.