Plan Like a Pro – with Chronic Illness

Plan Like a Pro – with Chronic Illness

There was a time when a sudden change in plans was rare and exciting for us. Experiencing a change in plans due to chronic illness and pain is stressful and not at all exciting. Follow our tips and you can feel optimistic, not overstretched and content with the plans you make and the goals you set and achieve.

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Partner with Painsomnia? 10 Things you Should Know.

Partner with Painsomnia? 10 Things you Should Know.

Painsomnia. Slang term to describe insomnia due to pain. It is the lack of sleep or inability to obtain sufficient sleep due to physical suffering or distress.

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Our 10 Favourite Chronic Pain Blogs You Should Follow

Our 10 Favourite Chronic Pain Blogs You Should Follow

Save your energy and start your search for support with our top ten chronic pain blogs.

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Top Tips for Communicating with Your Partner About Pain

Top Tips for Communicating with Your Partner About Pain

Good communication is essential for all healthy, lasting and passionate relationships. For chronic pain couples, that means we also need to be good at talking about pain.

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3 Things a Chronic Pain Sufferer Wants Their Partner to Know

3 Things a Chronic Pain Sufferer Wants Their Partner to Know

My husband, Johann, and I went to pre-marriage counselling. It was a little awkward as the counsellor was Johann’s dad. I skipped the sex questions.

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The Truth About Chronic Pain and Your Relationship

The Truth About Chronic Pain and Your Relationship

How many hours, no, years, have you spent trying to improve your own or your partner’s physical health and chronic pain? I have spent years and tens of thousands of dollars trying to get better.

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The Essential Date for Couples Dealing with Chronic Pain

The Essential Date for Couples Dealing with Chronic Pain

One day, determined to get to work despite unbearable pain, I blacked out in the shower. Luckily Johann was home to call the ambulance and explain to the doctors what was happening.

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Our Big Secret: What You Don’t Know That We Wish You Did

Our Big Secret: What You Don’t Know That We Wish You Did

Johann, my husband, found a park not too far away and quickly turned his attention to me. “Recline your seat, we won’t waste a minute when we get back to the car,” he said as he put his hand on mine. I had spent extra time getting ready that night so it felt good to hear Johann say that.

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