Relationship difficulties

Talking and sharing can feel like the last thing possible when pain flare-ups happen. It’s much easier to share or talk with your partner, family, friends or colleagues when you’re in less pain and less stressed.

It can help to let people know how the pain limits you because other people can’t see the invisible effects of pain. Work with them on ways they can support or help you live better with pain.

Relationship difficulties with partners and family members can benefit from help from Relate experts.

Issues around young people caring for you when the pain is disabling can be helped with local young carer schemes – click here to find local services available in your area.