Chronic pain can have a negative effect on many aspects of your life — not only can it get in the way of your daily routine, but it can have an impact on your close relationships too. According to our team at Witney Chiropractic Clinic, your relationship with your partner, children, family, and friends can become negatively affected due to the physical boundaries and emotional strain that come from battling with chronic pain.
Living with someone who battles chronic pain may see you battling some of your own challenges. You may have to take on extra household chores or parenting duties, for example. Or perhaps you need to work longer hours because your partner is no longer able to work. You may even just miss the person your partner once was and the things you used to enjoy doing before chronic pain became a part of your life. But your relationship can survive chronic pain; it can even become stronger because of it. And the key to this is communication and understanding.
Instead of letting pain override your relationship, talk openly and honestly about what is needed to enhance the quality of the time you spend together. Listen to one another and really try to understand both of your needs. Chronic pain makes it all too easy to get caught in a cycle of emotional stress and negativity, but it’s crucial not to let pain define your relationship.
There is lots of help and advice available if you feel that chronic pain is having an impact on your relationship. Don’t suffer in silence; there is always a way forward.
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