Dating people chronic pain
I hear from young people almost every day who've read my books or articles and write to me about their day-to-day challenges.
For many of them, at the top of the list of those challenges is the fact that other people simply don’t believe that a young person could possibly suffer from a condition that might be chronic.
After a string of Internet disappointments and resulting frustration about wasting my time, I concluded that the best way to meet men was to be out there in the real world, doing my “thing.” So I hauled my weary, chronic pain ass to band performances. I don’t have the energy, time, or interest to deal with the hit & miss of random encounters or even the hassle of trolling through the Internet and local papers, looking for something fun to do. Then call me up and tell me where to go, what to wear, and when to arrive.After weeks of a high pain flare I have no reserve left for coping.Your article is perfect - breaking things down and supplying helpful information to those who really want to understand.When young people are treated as if their condition can’t possibly be chronic, not only do they feel disregarded, but they may begin to question their own perceptions and judgment: “Is my body really this sick and in pain?Everyone says it can’t possibly be the case, so maybe it’s all in my head.” This questioning can lead to self-recrimination and can seriously erode a young person’s self-esteem and sense of self-worth.