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9 Ways to Deal With People Who Don't Get MS

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Woman trying to explain.
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Woman taking a breath.
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Take a deep breath and practice compassion


Friends talking outside in the yard.
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Keep talk about MS simple


Friends hugging.
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Show grace and gratitude


Couple having a serious conversation.
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'My aunt had MS and she died.'


Mother and daughter having conversation.
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Listen to the thoughts beneath the words


Women talking.
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Be ready with conversation-starting questions about MS


Friends talking in elevator.
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Prepare your elevator speech about MS


Woman frustrated.
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Avoid saying ‘You just don’t understand!’


Three women talking.
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Determine why it matters to you


Explain to friend.
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Stay calm and carry on


Lisa Emrich

Lisa Emrich

@LisaEmrich

Living with multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid Arthritis, Lisa Emrich is an award-winning, passionate patient advocate, health writer, classical musician, and backroad cyclist. Her stories inspire others to live better and stay active. Lisa is author of the blog Brass and Ivory: Life with MS and RA and founder of the Carnival of MS Bloggers. Lisa frequently works with organizations in support of better policies, patient-centered research, and research funding.

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