While it's a challenge to deal with fibromyalgia on a daily basis, many feel that the biggest obstacles are not with our pain, but with our close family and friends. Have you felt misunderstood by a family member or judged by a friend for not being able to participate like you used to? Many have felt isolated with their pain and often seek others who understand what they are going through.
On MyFibroTeam, the social network and online support group for those living with fibromyalgia, members talk about a range of personal experiences and struggles. Managing expectations of loved ones are one of the top 10 topics most discussed.
Here are a few question-and-answer threads about managing expectations:
"What are your expectations for a support group?"
"Does anyone else feel guilty when you have to cancel plans with friends?"
"Is your love life affected because of fibromyalgia?"
Here are some conversations about managing expectations:
A member shares that her partner has pulled away in their relationship.
A member shares when she needs to shut down and recharge on a level that others may not understand.
A member shares that societal expectations seem to suffer as of lately.
Have another topic you'd like to discuss or explore? Go to MyFibroTeam today and start the conversation. You'll be surprised just how many others may share similar stories.
Feel free to ask a question here.