Diabetes Relationships Articles

Why Do I Feel Like Your Offer of Friendship Is Charity?

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Dr. Gary names seven ways to choose friends who see beyond your chronic condition and treat you as an equal.

Chronic Communication at Home: Are You Asking Too Much of Your Partner?

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Dr. Gary names six simple ways to take better care of the person who’s taking care of you.

Chronic Communication at Home: Your Relationship and the Need for Validation

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Feeling unappreciated? Dr. Gary's tips can help you get the recognition you deserve.

Chronic Communication at Home: How Can I Help You Be More Emotional?

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If you or your partner has a hard time expressing feelings, Dr. Gary's tips can help.

Chronic Communication at Home: The Importance of Shared Meals

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Dr. Gary tells how to use mealtime to enhance togetherness and support between you and your loved ones.

Chronic Communication at Home: How Name-Calling Damages Your Relationship

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When tempers flare, Dr. Gary names seven ways to avoid saying something you'll regret.

Chronic Communication at Home: What's Best for Us? A Key to Resolving Conflicts

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Dr. Gary explains how to resolve disagreements with your partner in ways that bring you closer together instead of driving you apart.

Chronic Communication at Home: Abandonment Fears and How to Cope

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Dr. Gary explains how to deal with worries that chronic illness will cause one partner to leave the other.

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

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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?

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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?

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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?

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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

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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

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

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

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