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Managing RA and a Social Life at The Same Time

Not the easiest feat — especially when your friends may not truly understand what kind of prep work it takes for you to get out of the house, or what kind of pain you might have after pushing yourself to go out. Here are five small ways to manage both, without breaking yourself, or friendships.

By Efstathia Koliopoulos

Cooking With RA: Enlist Your Family's Help

When you have RA, hearing "What's for dinner?" can be a daunting question — but it doesn't have to be. Make cooking as a family an "all hands on deck" event.

By Cathy Kramer

Recruit Your Kids For Your Health Team

We're not kidding — your kids can be a vital part of keeping your energy up and pain levels at bay. Trying to do it all — care for children, grocery shop, cook, and clean — is most likely more than you alone can accomplish. So enlist their help — we'll tell you how.

By Cathy Kramer

Let’s Talk About Sex — And The Lack Thereof on RA Meds

Your RA medications can cause a loss of libido, and even affect your menstrual cycle and cause dryness. There is a very good chance that by modifying your treatment, you’ll be able to live your life to the fullest, including having a healthy sex life.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

How Someone Who Can’t Have Children Feels About Mother’s Day

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

By Lene Andersen, MSW

Don't Judge Me Because I Have RA

Whether it’s by doctors, friends, colleagues, or even your closest family, their words can hurt when they just don’t understand what it’s like to live with RA.

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

Feeling Sexy When You're Hurting

Let’s be honest, feeling sexy in the traditional sense of done-up hair, makeup, and sexy lingerie is most likely a low priority when your body is in pain. Reassess what “sexy” means with a chronic illness by adapting these five tips.

By Cathy Kramer

Why Don't They Understand What I Am Going Through?

The things that family, friends, and coworkers can say that are hurtful, and leave us wondering how they don’t understand.

By Cathy Kramer

My Maturing Relationship With RA

From the time of diagnosis to years and year later, your relationship with rheumatoid arthritis evolves many times. How to change your view of living with RA to be more positive.

By Cathy Kramer