15 Helpful Comments That Actually Hurt People With Chronic Illness

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By Erin Migdol in The Mighty.

 

Once people discover you are dealing with health challenges, it often leads them to offer you some advice or comment about your condition. However, your chronic illness may be different than the types of illness they’re used to dealing with — like the common cold or a flu — so they may not realize their “helpful” comments aren’t all that useful for you. Of course, much of the time your healthy friends mean well and truly believe they’re being helpful. But some of their comments may unintentionally end up coming across as dismissive and hurtful, especially if the comments suggest the sick person is to blame for not “getting better.”

 

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