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5 Tips for Lasting Friendships With Chronic Pain

Sharing about your chronic pain can be a show-stopper with potential friends. Here's how to navigate new relationships when your illness has to be part of the conversation.

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It Doesn't Have to Be Awkward: 4 Ways to Be Friends With My Chronic Illness

Ankylosing spondylitis is a full-time job and flares are unpredictable. Including me in your plans, even if I have to cancel, helps me feel welcome. Here are 4 ways you can support me and my illness.