Helpful Hints is a recurring feature aimed at sharing our community’s knowledge and experiences. Asking family and friends for help when you’re struggling can be stressful and oftentimes difficult. In this installment, we posed the following question to our online community: “Do you feel comfortable asking your circle of family and friends for help when needed?” Unfortunately, about two-thirds of our constituents polled felt that asking for help is not easy to do and they do not have someone to reach out to. Asking for help is one of the most courageous things that you can do for yourself. We share a sample of responses below with our thanks.
We will be hosting a Twitter chat discussing how to navigate relationships and communication challenges while living with a chronic illness like spondyloarthritis. Join us on Twitter on February 25th, 2020 at 4:00pm PST to join the discussion. Follow SAA at @spondylitis, and join our chat by following #spondychat.
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