As a result of stress: our pain level increases, our lives become more difficult to live, our families are affected -- and the list goes on and on. Perhaps you find comfort and help in the following articles: 1.) The Partner's Predicament - or What About the Men? http://www.centerforendo.com/news/partners/partners.htm
2.) MENDO: for men
3.) 10 Tips for Family Caregivers (Scroll down and click: Caregiving Tips)
4.) Responding to Pain: To Those Who Live with Chronic Pain Patient
5.) A letter to Caregivers and the ones we love: A chronically ill woman shares her thoughts to her husband and other caregivers.
6.) When Friends Turn Away: We've all had the feeling of loss when people turn away.
7.) Husbands Share About Being a Caregiver: A wonderful article for both you and your spouse. Seven men discuss what they are going through and how they feel about it, as their wife's illness affects the family.
8.) A Mother's Love: Parenting when you have a chronic illness.
9.) A Son's Love: A letter from a son away at college to his chronically ill mother.
10.) When Your Souse Doesn't Believe You Are Ill: What happens when the one you most trust doesn't believe you either?
11.) Trainwrecks with Caregivers: An honest look at the difficulties in a marriage when dealing with an illness.
12.) When A Friend Has A Chronic Illness: What to say - How to help
13.) Support for those living with Pain