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10 Best Things to Say to Someone Fighting a Chronic Illness

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Smiling group of friends at pizzeria.
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How is your pain?
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“How’s your pain?”


Man comforting woman.
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“Wow, that sucks.”


Young man worried about his friend.
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“You’re spending more time in bed, and I’m worried.”


Laughing young women, friends.
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“If my plans need to change, no problem. I’ll be there.”


Talk to me about what is going on with you.
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“You need to tell me what’s going on.”


Cups of coffee.
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“I’m getting coffee. How do you take yours?”


Whisper a secret.
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“I have gossip. Wanna hear?”


Woman making a salad.
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“Can you bring the salad?”


Friends going to yoga class.
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“Want to do a yoga class?”


Happy couple who work together at home.
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“Let’s divide the to-do list. You pick first.”


Steve Calechman

Steve Calechman

Steve Calechman is a long-time journalist. He’s written about everything from cooking pasta to desalination systems. His work has appeared in Men’s Health, EXOS and Harvard Health about a range of health and wellness topics, from stress reduction to mindset to building a relationship with your doctor. You can visit his website at stevecalechman.com.