How You Can Support Those Living with Chronic Illness Experts encourage people to listen and give the “gift of presence” to the chronically ill. Learn what to say and do to help. by Mary J. Yerkes NABBW’s Living With Chronic Illness Expert For many, the most distressing consequence of chronic illness is social isolation. Friends, once plentiful, suddenly stop calling. Family members, unable to understand your physical and emotional limitations, grow resentful and accuse you of failing to “pull your weight.” Even churches, a supposed refuge for the hurting, tell you they lack... Read More