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Some Tips To Help You Communicate Better In A Relationship When You Have CFIDS / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome:

  • Do not be embarrassed or ashamed of your condition. Your partner is with you because they love you. Being open and honest in your communication is almost always the best way to make progress
  • Allow it to be a conversation; do not talk AT them. Give them an opportunity for responses and questions
  • Communicate often. Do not let your feelings well up. As CFIDS patients, we have enough emotional strife; you shouldn’t also harbor negative feelings about your relationship without clarifying or explaining them to you partner
  • Don’t be afraid to ask for help. This applies to both emotional and physical aspects. Yes, having hep making the bed is nice and easy to ask for, however, asking for assistance in positivity, self esteem, sexual confidence, emotional security, etc is much more challenging. Start by asking your partner. You will be surprised at what you can accomplish together as a team
  • Listen to your partner. They have emotional and physical needs as well. Do not be offended when they verbalize what they need. Be realistic and honest in what you are able to give in return



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