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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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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 →
We want a mother who can take care of herself. Children can worry about their mother being ill. Like in an aeroplane emergency, they need her to put on her own oxygen mask in order to be able to put … Continue reading →
Women can laugh at men’s erection problems Men can laugh when men cheat on their wives. Neither are at all funny to the people concerned. They get people where it really hurts. Both can completely undermine confidence. They can turn … 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 →
Big decisions are bad enough, but the small ones cause conflicts too. Do you tell your nearest and dearest every time you get a stiffness in the leg, a minor pain, a problem with your hand? Or do you keep … Continue reading →
Julia Segal. 2011 In praise of sadness. in: The Independent Practitioner, BACP’s specialist divisional journal for counsellors and psychotherapists working independently. Spring 2011 pp6-9 Julia Segal, Sue Baker, Elisabeth Koerber and Elizabeth Arbiser 2010 Working with brain damaged clients. in: Therapy … Continue reading →
What an illness means to you will depend on your past as well as your present. You may know about the links, or you may not. This can feel most unfair – or it can be a great reassurance. If you … Continue reading →
When people get frustrated with their own body not working properly they may take it out on those around them.
Some important questions. How does this work? Are they blaming others for their body not working? Are they confusing their own body with the body of their children or their partner? Are they just hitting out blindly, so preoccupied with … Continue reading →