Heart Condition Coping Articles

Chronic Communication at Home: Are You Withholding From Your Partner?

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Dr. Gary explains why holding back love and support happens—and how to draw closer to your companion instead.

Talking to Your Doctor: Coping With “Let’s Watch and Wait”

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Dr. Gary tells what to do if your physician recommends a wait-and-see approach instead of treating new symptoms aggressively.

Chronic Communication at Work: Oh No, My Boss is Leaving!

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Losing a supportive boss could leave you worried about what happens next. Dr. Gary shows you how to move forward with confidence.

“I'll Start … Tomorrow.” Are You Procrastinating on Your Self-Care Plan?

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Dr. Gary shows you simple ways to deal with the urge to put things off.

How to Stay Calm

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Dr. Gary names 10 ways to keep your cool despite the stresses of everyday life.

Why Do I Feel Like Your Offer of Friendship Is Charity?

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Dr. Gary names seven ways to choose friends who see beyond your chronic condition and treat you as an equal.

Newly Diagnosed: Set Yourself Up for Success!

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Dr. Gary names nine simple skills that will help you manage your chronic health condition.

Chronic Communication at Home: Are You Asking Too Much of Your Partner?

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Dr. Gary names six simple ways to take better care of the person who’s taking care of you.

Chronic Communication at Work: When You’re Caught in Office Politics

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Dr. Gary names nine ways to look out for yourself when life at the office gets difficult.

Newly Diagnosed: How to Cope With Doctor Fatigue

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If getting the best care requires seeing several doctors, Dr. Gary can help you handle it.

Chronic Communication at Home: Your Relationship and the Need for Validation

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Feeling unappreciated? Dr. Gary's tips can help you get the recognition you deserve.

Feeling Overwhelmed by Life? How to Avoid Turning Everything Into Mud

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When problems pile up, Dr. Gary shows you how to dig yourself out.

PTSD: Why You Should Be Concerned and What You Can Do

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Post-traumatic stress disorder can strike people who have chronic health conditions. Dr. Gary explains why and offers reassuring advice.

Getting Anxious About Getting Anxious? Here’s What You Can Do!

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If fear of anxiety leads to more anxiety, Dr. Gary has nine simple ways to break the cycle.

Chronic Communication at Home: How Can I Help You Be More Emotional?

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If you or your partner has a hard time expressing feelings, Dr. Gary's tips can help.

Chronic Communication at Home: Don’t Say Yes Unless You Mean It!

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Dr. Gary explains how putting sensible limits on your commitments can help protect your health.