Diabetes Relationships Articles

Chronic Communication at Home: Are You Taking Out Frustration on Your Partner?

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Dr. Gary explains how to deal with emotional outbursts in ways that bring you closer together instead of driving you apart.

Chronic Communication at Home: When Does Being Supportive Turn Into Being Parental?

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Don’t let good intentions lead to treating a chronically ill partner like a child. Dr. Gary helps both sides deal with this common issue.

Chronic Communication at Home: Agreeing to Disagree

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When a difference of opinion can’t be resolved, Dr. Gary explains how you and your partner can find a path forward that you both feel good about.

Chronic Communication at Home: Is There Value in Having an Argument?

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Dr. Gary explains how to argue in ways that can bring you and your partner closer together instead of driving you apart.

Chronic Communication at Home: Could Your Family Members Have Compassion Fatigue?

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Dr. Gary explains how to help your loved ones avoid burnout as they take care of you.

Chronic Communication at Home: How the “Cold Shoulder” Hurts Your Relationship

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

The silent treatment doesn’t solve anything. Dr. Gary explains how to strengthen your relationship instead.

Chronic Communication at Home: How to Cope With—and Avoid Giving—Unwanted Advice

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Dr. Gary tells how to put sensible limits on sensitive topics.

Coping With Chronic Illness at Home: Dr. Gary’s Best Advice

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Here are Dr. Gary’s helpful insights about 10 common emotional challenges you and your loved ones may face.

Chronic Communication at Home: What Happens When You Rehearse a Conversation

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Need to discuss a sensitive subject? Dr. Gary tells how to avoid the trap of thinking you know what your partner will say.

Community Perspective: The Diabetes Online Community

By Diabetic Connect StaffA 1 Comment

A great community to become a part of is the diabetes online community, a group of people on Twitter who use #doc to connect with each other.

Chronic Communication at Home: Texting? How About Talking?

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Learn how texting can lead to misunderstandings about sensitive topics like your health and your relationship.

Community Perspective: Communicating About Chronic Illness at Home

By Danielle Cronquist 1 Comment

For this week’s community discussion, we welcomed Dr. Gary McClain, PhD, therapist, author, and patient advocate, to chat with members of the diabetes community about communicating about chronic illness at home.

Chronic Communication at Home: It’s So Easy to Place Blame

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Dr. Gary explains how you can avoid the blame game and strengthen your relationship with your partner.

If You Ignore Your Diabetes, You’re Hurting Others Too

By Tom Betar No Comments

Ignoring your diabetes can lead to many complications down the road, but the effects on your loved ones may be even greater.

Chronic Communication at Home: Talking to Your Kids About Money

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

When health costs lead to money woes, your children may worry about the family’s security. Here’s how to calm their fears.

When Anger Turns Into Abuse

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

If chronic illness is straining your relationship, learn to recognize the warning signs of abuse and take steps to protect yourself.