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How to Talk to Your Friends About Your Ulcerative Colitis

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Christin Hume

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Sharing About UC: Keep It High Level at First


woman presenting facts and talking to two friends
Thomas Drouault

Give Friends the Facts About UC


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Joseph Pearson

Treat Close Friends Like Family


group of boys talking
Matheus Ferrero

Don't Be Afraid to State the Obvious About UC


Comforting friend.
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Be Honest About Your Emotions


Holding friends hand
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Learn to Be Vulnerable With Others


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Ask for Help When You Need It


two women walking and talking
Vince Fleming

Encourage Questions About UC


Group of close friends.
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Try Not to Let Negative Reactions Get to You


Jackie Zimmerman

Jackie Zimmerman

@JackieZimm

Jackie Zimmerman is a multiple sclerosis and ulcerative colitis patient and the founder of Girls With Guts. Since diagnosis, she has blogged her IBD journey at Blood, Poop, and Tears. Jackie has worked hard to become a strong voice in the patient advocacy community. In her free time (what free time?!) she spends time with her two rescue pups, her husband Adam and plays roller derby. She’s online @JackieZimm.