COPD Discussions — Relationships

Dr Gary What are mealtimes like at your house? In every culture around the world, shared meals with friends or family are a way of connecting with each other.
By Dr GaryCA Latest Activity April 29 at 12:16 pm Replies 1 Likes 1
Dr Gary Quick Poll: Has your partner met your doctor? And if so, was it helpful? What about you and your partner? Are you always in sync on the what and the why and the how…
By Dr GaryCA Latest Activity February 18 at 11:31 am
Dr Gary Chronic Communication at Home: Did you Marry Me or Your Chronic Condition? I know the title of my article is kind of blunt. But let me start by saying I didn’t make…
By Dr GaryCA Latest Activity March 5, 2017 at 6:58 pm Replies 2
Dr Gary Chronic Communication at Home: What Can I Do For You? “What about me?” That’s what a client, who I’ll call Tom, said to his wife, Maria, recently. They were in my…
By Dr GaryCA Latest Activity January 28, 2016 at 4:34 pm Replies 3 Likes 1
Dr Gary Chronic Communication Tip: When Words Fail… Seven Gestures that Can Help Do the Job Welcome to another installation in support of my mission in life: to help people be kinder to each other. How…
By Dr GaryCA Latest Activity March 8, 2015 at 5:49 pm Replies 3 Likes 3
Dr Gary Chronic Communication Tips: Using Healing Words Can words promote healing? To answer that question, first think about how you feel when a loved one makes an…
By Dr GaryCA Latest Activity May 4, 2014 at 2:05 pm Likes 1
Dr Gary Time to let go of that grudge? It might be good for your health! Last week, a client talked to me about how a friend had done something to hurt him. As he talked…
By Dr GaryCA Latest Activity April 28, 2013 at 10:36 pm Replies 2
Dr Gary You just don’t get it, do you? When living with COPD feels like a lonely… “He/she just doesn’t get what I’m dealing with.” I hear this a lot from my clients, and members often express…
By Dr GaryCA Latest Activity March 9, 2013 at 7:42 pm Likes 1
Dr Gary Parents: Talk to your kids about COPD “Mommy doesn’t feel good.” Having a parent who is living with a chronic condition can have a big impact on…
By Dr GaryCA Latest Activity February 16, 2013 at 9:49 am Likes 1
Dr Gary Not mad at me, are you? How do you and your partner deal with anger? Felt angry lately? Got angry lately? If you’re human, the answer is probably yes. So the better question is: What…
By Dr GaryCA Latest Activity October 22, 2012 at 5:13 pm Likes 2
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