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Helping an Elderly Loved One Leave Behind a Pet

Animals can be a barrier against loneliness for older adults. If a move to assisted living requires someone you love to leave behind a pet, here’s how to help.

Empty nesters waving at their children through video chat.

When Helpful Kids Leave the Nest

When kids grow up with a parent who has RA, they learn to be empathetic and helpful. So what happens when they move out on their own? Here are tips on filling the void they've left behind.

Mother talking to teen daughter about depression.

Who Do You Talk To About Depression and When?

How much information do you divulge about your depression? Patient advocate Mike Veny provides the who, what, why, and when of sharing.

Welcoming estranged family.

Tips for Reaching Out to an Estranged Family Member During the Holidays

Is it possible to reconnect with an estranged family member? Patient advocate Mike Veny offers five tips to decide and instructions on how best to do it.

Woman enjoying her time out and laughing at a party.

Managing Your Social Life With RA

Learn how to manage rhemuatoid arthritis while still having a social life by learning to say no and dealing with your fear of missing out.

Kathi Koll and Don

'Kick-Ass' Author’s Foundation Helps Caregivers in Need

When a life-altering stroke struck her otherwise healthy husband, Kathi Koll’s life changed in an instant. She ultimately used her experience as his caregiver to start a foundation to help caregivers in need.

Happy supportive couple.

9 Things a Spouse Can Do to Help Psoriatic Arthritis

From honest communication to helping with chores, here are some ways a spouse can help with psoriatic arthritis.

Serious young woman.

When ‘Thriver’s Guilt’ Sets in After Chronic Illness

What do you do when you’re finally healthy but your friends are still sick? Where do you fit in the community? Jackie shares how going into remission with ulcerative colitis changed her relationships.

New couple having serious discussion.

How to Explain Endometriosis to Your Partner

Explaining endometriosis, a chronic pain condition of a woman’s reproductive system, to your partner can be daunting. Learn how one woman did it and get her three main tips for starting the conversation.

Man in cognitive behavioral therapy session with therapist.

When to Break Up With Your Therapist

How healthy is your relationship with your therapist? Is it time to split up? Find out when and why breaking up is the right thing to do.