Ah, family. You love them, but sometimes they can be difficult to deal with — despite their best intentions. And when you're living with a chronic illness like ulcerative colitis (UC) that can involve difficult physical symptoms, you may need to navigate family relationships differently, too. While family can be your main support system, they also may hinder your wellness efforts at times. Learn how to recognize some ways your family may be interfering with your healing and how you can compensate and set boundaries.