Company parties, neighborhood get-togethers. family reunions, weddings, graduations…
Social events can be a challenge for all kinds of reasons. When you’re living with a chronic condition, they can be even more challenging. You may not feel up to participating fully. Friends or relatives are not always understanding in the comments they make. The physical environment may not be comfortable. The food may not be on your diet. You may feel pressured to stay longer than you want to.
So how do you take care of yourself at social gatherings and not feel like you are on your own? Well, as the saying goes: two heads are better than one.
These events can provide an opportunity for you and your partner to team up to make the day better for both of you. Have you thought of enlisting your partner’s help?
I recently posted an article on teaming with your partner at social events. Here is a link:
Does your diabetes have an effect on your social life? Have you and your partner figured out how to support each other? Any ideas to share? Need some help?
Social gatherings don’t have to be stressful. Instead they can be an opportunity to be a real team with your partner. After all, we’re all in this together!
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