Fibromyalgia Discussions — Relationships

Dr Gary What are mealtimes like at your house? In every culture around the world, shared meals with friends or family are a way of connecting with each other.
By Dr GaryCA Latest Activity April 29 at 11:58 am Replies 1
Dr Gary Quick Poll: Has your partner met your doctor? And if so, was it helpful? What about you and your partner? Are you always in sync on the what and the why and the how…
By Dr GaryCA Latest Activity February 18, 2018 at 11:12 am Replies 2
Dr Gary Quick Poll: Has your fibro turned you into a control freak? My clients often talk to me about staying in control of the day-to-day details in their lives. Some have…
By Dr GaryCA Latest Activity August 9, 2017 at 3:58 pm
Dr Gary A hard question: Does your self-care routine ever leave your partner feeling ignored? Has your partner ever felt like you were more focused on your condition and taking care of yourself than you…
By Dr GaryCA Latest Activity March 5, 2017 at 6:26 pm
MaggyBunny So frustrated I could cry First off I should state that I got diagnosed a few months ago with fibromyalgia, since then I've bought so…
By MaggyBunny Latest Activity April 23, 2017 at 11:09 am Replies 2
gemmalouie hi hi im new to this, im currently waiting to be diagnosed for fibromyalgia. my fiance of 6 years has walked…
By gemmalouie Latest Activity October 24, 2016 at 5:13 pm Replies 3
Lana Fibromyalgia - What things do you no longer apologize for? It seems like “I am sorry” has played on repeat for so many years since getting sick. I felt guilty…
By Lana Latest Activity September 27, 2016 at 12:45 pm
Dr Gary Yikes! That was a mean thought. Where’d that come from? When is the last time you had a mean thought that just seemed to come out of nowhere? Our minds…
By Dr GaryCA Latest Activity November 2, 2016 at 5:50 pm Replies 3 Likes 1
Dr Gary You can’t always predict how you’ll feel. What does that mean for parents? When you’re living with a chronic condition, life isn’t always very predictable, to say the least. The best laid of…
By Dr GaryCA Latest Activity July 13, 2015 at 5:33 pm
Dr Gary What Can I Do For You? Have you asked that question lately? “What about me?” Living with a chronic condition is no party. You didn’t choose this road. If you had a choice…
By Dr GaryCA Latest Activity July 2, 2015 at 4:21 pm
Dr Gary Been a little rough on yourself lately? How about some kindness? “You knew that would happen!” “Can’t you do anything right?” Or how about: “Idiot!” Who’s saying all those mean things to you?
By Dr GaryCA Latest Activity April 5, 2015 at 8:52 am Likes 1
Lana Things People Do Not Understand About Fibromyalgia First hand experience teaches us a lot and without it, we lack full understanding. For example, people do not understand…
By Lana Latest Activity May 21, 2015 at 1:42 pm Replies 4 Likes 6
Dr Gary Work stress, life stress, can throw your self-care way off track. How do you avoid… Stress at work… stress at home… and ignoring your self-care routine. Does this cycle sound familiar? It seems that we…
By Dr GaryCA Latest Activity January 22, 2015 at 3:21 pm Likes 2
Monkeys mommy body pain I am new here and was diagnosed with fibromyalgia about 4 months ago. But I have been living with severe…
By Monkeys mommy Latest Activity March 11, 2015 at 3:13 pm Replies 7 Likes 4
Dr Gary What do you do about negative people? Here's a positive approach. Got some negative people in your life? At home? At work? Or some days, just about everywhere you turn? It…
By Dr GaryCA Latest Activity March 4, 2015 at 8:22 pm Replies 6 Likes 1