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- People identify with those they care for
- Reading list: The Impact of Physical Illness on Professional Relationships
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- Relationships in MS… Notes for a talk.
- Whose disability?
Category Archives: grieving processes
Sadness is important. It accompanies regrets, recognition of real losses, grief. But sadness is painful; painful to experience and painful to watch in someone you love. People often try to stop feelings of sadness by avoiding ever thinking about distressing … Continue reading →
The Trouble with Illness: How Illness and Disability Affect Relationships is being published by Jessica Kingsley on 21st Jun 2017. I spent the last summer writing it, discovering files which were dated 2007 in the process; at last it’s coming … Continue reading →
I wish it was all over I wish everything was back as it used to be. I want them to live for ever I hate this situation I wish they were dead I am a monster to feel like this … Continue reading →
It seems to take two years for the mind to catch up with changes to the body. (It can also take two years to catch up with significant changes to relationships.) This is not a hard and fast rule – … Continue reading →
What might be helpful to think about if you or your partner have MS ? MS makes it harder to understand each other. Putting yourself in the other person’s shoes does not work in the same way Other people react … Continue reading →
There seems to be a link between backache and mothers. It may be mostly for daughters – I’m not sure whether there is the same link for men. Mothers often have backache themselves, and it would not be surprising if their daughters … Continue reading →
Like all generalisations this is not always true, but where it is true, it can affect relationships – particularly when someone is ill. Sometimes people make plans which are obviously based on the assumption that they will not be around … Continue reading →