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How to Support a Friend
Who Has a Chronic Illness
n Carol Bradley
Chronic illness can be isolating and lonely.
People with chronic illnesses not only have more
daily challenges than their healthy peers, their
illnesses can set up a barrier against the types of
friendship that could mitigate their isolation and
loneliness.
Do you have a friend with a chronic illness? If so,
how can you be the type of friend who is supportive,
without sending a signal to your friend that she or
he is your "pet project?" Below are a few thoughts:
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n Know when they need you (and when they don't):
Learn to understand when your friend needs
company or when she needs to be alone to regroup.
Personality plays into this need, of course, but
most people with chronic illness need to have the
opportunity for alone time, as well as togetherness
time. The challenge for a friend is to know when to
push and when to back off. As with any caregiving
role, you won't always hit the right note, but with
time and sensitivity you'll likely do reasonably well.
n Don't be offended when they don't want to spend
time with you: Don't act hurt or impatient if your

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