Heart Condition Relationships Articles

Chronic Communication at Home: Could Your Family Members Have Compassion Fatigue?

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Dr. Gary explains how to help your loved ones avoid burnout as they take care of you.

Chronic Communication at Home: How the “Cold Shoulder” Hurts Your Relationship

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The silent treatment doesn’t solve anything. Dr. Gary explains how to strengthen your relationship instead.

Chronic Communication at Home: How to Cope With—and Avoid Giving—Unwanted Advice

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Dr. Gary tells how to put sensible limits on sensitive topics.

Chronic Communication at Home: What Happens When You Rehearse a Conversation

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Need to discuss a sensitive subject? Dr. Gary tells how to avoid the trap of thinking you know what your partner will say.

Chronic Communication at Home: Texting? How About Talking?

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Learn how texting can lead to misunderstandings about sensitive topics like your health and your relationship.

Chronic Communication at Home: It’s So Easy to Place Blame

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Dr. Gary explains how you can avoid the blame game and strengthen your relationship with your partner.

Chronic Communication at Home: How Would an Outsider View the Atmosphere in Your Home?

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Learn how the answer can help make your home a place where everyone in the family feels understood, supported, and loved.

When Anger Turns Into Abuse

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If chronic illness is straining your relationship, learn to recognize the warning signs of abuse and take steps to protect yourself.

Chronic Communication at Home: I Was Just Waiting for You to Say That!

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Does your partner say certain words that always get your goat? Dr. Gary names eight ways to avoid arguments and strengthen your relationship instead.

Chronic Communication at Home: Date Night, Family Night

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Don’t let chronic illness put family fun on the back burner. Dr. Gary explains why having fun together is so important—and gives you tips to help the good times roll.

Chronic Communication at Home: Recovering After a Blowup

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Dr. Gary's tips can help you heal your relationship from the wounds left by an argument.

Chronic Communication at Home: Are We Even Yet?

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Learn why splitting the work 50-50 doesn’t work in a relationship—and what to do instead.

Chronic Communication at Home: Getting Enough Quality Time?

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Learn how to keep the spark in your relationship despite the constant demands of your busy lives and your heart condition.

Chronic Communication at Home: What Can I Do For You?

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You know what you need from your family, but do you know what they need from you? Learn how you can all pull together as you deal with your heart condition.

Why Do We Get Mad at Other People?

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Getting mad at someone - even if they deserve it - can make you miserable. Here's how to let go of your anger.

Chronic Communication at Home: Assuming Positive Intent

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It’s natural to make assumptions, but they’re often wrong. See tips to help you avoid the trap of assuming the worst about your partner’s behavior.