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What Accepting Your RA Really Means

Truly coming to terms with a chronic diagnosis like rheumatoid arthritis isn't something that happens only once. It's something you'll do over and over again.

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Failure-Proof Your Goals

Setting three tiny personal goals each month—instead of one huge one for the entire year—allows room for setbacks and restarts that keep you moving forward.

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It's OK to Be Vulnerable About Your RA

Smiling through the pain might make small talk with others easier, but no one’s giving out Oscars for denying your truth.

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Rheumatoid Arthritis Will Change Your Life. It Doesn't Have to Ruin It.

After an RA diagnosis, you may have to tweak your life expectations, but you don’t have to lower them. You’re capable of much more than you know.

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

An RA diagnosis doesn't place you in the role of the "patient" in your romantic relationships. It's time for us—and the rest of the world—to start believing that.

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My RA Made Me Do It

10 really great things about having RA.

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A Very Personal Take on RA

The world isn't geared toward the chronically ill. Instead, we have to carve out our place. And after five decades of living with RA, our new columnist Lene Andersen has some things to say about that.