Heart Condition Relationships Articles

Chronic Communication at Home: Ask, Don’t Accuse

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Why did your partner do THAT? Dr. Gary explains how to replace hurtful assumptions with understanding and support.

Chronic Communication at Home: What We Do That Hurts Our Partner

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Dr. Gary tells how to prevent hurt feelings—and how to heal a hurt in your relationship.

Chronic Communication at Home: Where Is All That Negativity Coming From?

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Dr. Gary tells how to prevent a negative attitude from poisoning your relationship.

Your Dating Life: Is Your Chronic Condition Keeping You in a Bad Relationship?

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Dr. Gary shows you how to find a romantic partner who gives you support—and walk away from one who doesn’t.

Chronic Communication at Home: Why Is It So Hard to Apologize?

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Dr. Gary has tips to help you say those healing words, “I’m sorry.”

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.

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.

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 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.

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: The Importance of Shared Meals

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Dr. Gary tells how to use mealtime to enhance togetherness and support between you and your loved ones.

Chronic Communication at Home: How Name-Calling Damages Your Relationship

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When tempers flare, Dr. Gary names seven ways to avoid saying something you'll regret.

Chronic Communication at Home: What's Best for Us? A Key to Resolving Conflicts

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Dr. Gary explains how to resolve disagreements with your partner in ways that bring you closer together instead of driving you apart.

Chronic Communication at Home: Abandonment Fears and How to Cope

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Dr. Gary explains how to deal with worries that chronic illness will cause one partner to leave the other.

Chronic Communication at Home: Are You Taking Out Frustration on Your Partner?

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Dr. Gary explains how to deal with emotional outbursts in ways that bring you closer together instead of driving you apart.

Chronic Communication at Home: When Does Being Supportive Turn Into Being Parental?

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Don’t let good intentions lead to treating a chronically ill partner like a child. Dr. Gary helps both sides deal with this common issue.