Receiving help is often perceived as giving in to RA — letting it win. However, I believe that accepting help takes strength. Families want to show their love for you and help ease your pain. When they visit, let them clean the refrigerator, take the kids out for the day, or make dinner. Don’t be afraid to tell them what you need.
Make a list of ways they can help even while they’re far away — gift cards to grocery stores, a food delivery company, a massage, or even a cleaning company.