The question is often raised at our support group meetings – how can I support my partner with chronic pain. It is so hard to watch someone you love cope every day with debilitating pain.
Oh if only you had a magic wand. How many of us go to bed thinking, “maybe tomorrow they will wake up and the pain will be gone”.
Oh course always have hope, but while we wait for a miracle or a treatment that works for our partners particular circumstances, what can we do?
Supporting a partner or loved one with chronic pain is difficult. Whether you’re having to cope with the transition from being pain free, or entering into a relationship with someone suffering from an existing condition, you’re still going to have to learn a whole new set of skills if you’re going to make the best out of what can at times be a difficult situation.