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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: emotions related to illness
It seems that people who are normally sensible may react very badly to the pandemic, while others seem to be far less troubled. One reason for an over-reaction can be that worries from the past are triggered by events that … Continue reading →
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 →
How many people are living with some undiagnosed, unrecognised, neurological problem or disability which caused them difficulty at home and at school? How many people were told they were stupid, or felt they were stupid, when they had a problem … 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’ve written about this in my book, Phantasy in Everyday Life. When Jane was two (or possibly three) years old, she found her doll with the hair torn off. Jane was very upset and asked her mother who had done … Continue reading →
Caring, like loving, can be very satisfying and fulfilling, but it can also be very painful. If we care, we allow our feelings to depend on the behaviour and feelings of others, not just ourselves. Caring can affect others’ feelings … Continue reading →
– when everyone would rather it didn’t. Children need parents, when it would be much easier if they didn’t. Children may have to think about their parents in ways nobody wants. Parents may have to think about their children in … Continue reading →