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When Your Partner Has MS

Multiple sclerosis is a life-altering condition — it's not just going to alter your partner's life, it's going to alter yours, too. However, that doesn't mean it's the end of life and your relationship as you know it. Find ways to be a supportive partner, while keeping your spark alive.

By Lisa Emrich

Living With MS: Survival Tips for Your Big Event

True: There is no getting rid of your MS for a big event. False: It’s impossible to enjoy yourself. Follow these tips to go to your event with confidence and have fun.

By Lisa Emrich

Mother’s Day When You Can't Have Children

Mother’s Day is a day of celebration — but for those who can’t bear children because of a chronic condition like rheumatoid arthritis, it can be a struggle.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

Dating Sites for People With Chronic Illness

Living with a chronic illness and looking for love? Check out these sites that were made just for you — plus some advice on how to navigate them.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

Accepting Help Around the House With MS

Why does it take so long to realize that assistance is not only necessary ― but already in place?

By Trevis Gleason

The Many Shades of 'I’m Fine'

When you’re living with a chronic condition, it’s not always easy to answer when people ask, “How are you?”

By Lisa Emrich

Caring for the Caregiver

Meg Lane received a diagnosis of relapsing-remitting MS in 1992, at age 31. By 2013, she was mostly using a wheelchair and no longer working; that year, she experienced an exacerbation due to de–hydration that landed her in the emergency room. At tha...

By Pat Volin