An illness in the family can be incredibly difficult for everyone to bear, and it's important for everyone in the family to have an outlet for their emotions. When the illness is expected to be terminal, a family therapist who has experience handling end-of-life issues can help. Here's what you can expect from family therapy: Assistance Accepting the Disease and the Future The person directly affected by the terminal condition is often able to benefit from therapy in surprising ways.
In this busy world, it's easy to lose sight of what's important in your life. That includes the important relationships in your life. Unfortunately, losing sight of the relationship you have with your partner can have devastating results. In fact, it can lead to the destruction of the relationship. If the relationship you have with your partner is suffering, it's time to take a step back and try to figure out why.
After developing a chronic physical illness, I soon began realizing that the disease plagued my mind almost more than it did my body. While my illness is not life-threatening, it was very difficult accepting that I would have to take medication for the rest of my life and eat a strict diet. After a year of depression, I finally overcame my fear of "exposing" my feelings to others and made an appointment with a mental health counselor. With her help, I was able to see the "silver linings" in life that I had greatly taken for granted before I became ill. I now encourage anyone who is battling an illness of any type to seek the psychological help they need. I plan to post lots of little mental health tips and tricks on my new blog along with advice for choosing a good counselor. Please come back soon!