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My Boyfriend Is Not a Saint for Putting Up With My RA

An RA diagnosis doesn’t place us in the role of the ‘patient’ in our romantic relationships. It’s time for us—and the rest of the world—to start believing that.

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    • Karraker, Amelia and Latham, Kenzie (2015 Sept). In Sickness and in Health? Physical Illness as a Risk Factor for Marital Dissolution in Later Life. J Health Soc Behav.; 56(3): 420–435.
    Lene  Andersen, MSW

    Lene Andersen, MSW


    Lene Andersen is an author, health and disability advocate, and photographer living in Toronto. Lene (pronounced Lena) has lived with rheumatoid arthritis since she was four years old and uses her experience to help others with chronic illness. She has written several books, including Your Life with Rheumatoid Arthritis: Tools for Managing Treatment, Side Effects and Pain, and 7 Facets: A Meditation on Pain, as well as the award-winning blog, The Seated View.

    Lene serves on HealthCentral's Health Advocates Advisory Board, and is a Social Ambassador for the RAHealthCentral on Facebook page, She is also one of HealthCentral's Live Bold, Live Now heroes — watch her incredible journey of living with RA.