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When Helpful Kids Leave the Nest

When kids grow up with a parent who has RA, they learn to be empathetic and helpful. So what happens when they move out on their own? Here are tips on filling the void they've left behind.

By Cathy Kramer

Managing Your Social Life With RA

Learn how to manage rhemuatoid arthritis while still having a social life by learning to say no and dealing with your fear of missing out.

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

Your kids can be a vital part of keeping your energy up and pain levels down when you have a chronic illness. Here's how to enlist their help around the house.

By Cathy Kramer

Let’s Talk About Sex With RA Meds

Rheumatoid arthritis medications can have a big impact on your sex life. Fortunately, modifying your treatment can likely help.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

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

Don't Judge Me Because I Have RA

Words can hurt when the people around you don't understand what it's like to have rheumatoid arthritis. Here's how to cope with judgement and bullying.

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

How to Feel Sexy When You're Hurting

Rheumatoid arthritis takes a toll on your body and your sex life. These 5 tips can help you connect with your lover despite your chronic condition.

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