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Maintaining a Social Life with MS

September 2nd, 2015

Isolating yourself is not the way to go about living with a chronic disease, although sometimes it may seem like the better option. Staying locked away instead of interacting with others could make you feel unhappy. Here are some ways to get you out and about to socialize with others. 

Relax as best as you can

It can be kind of nerve wracking to face the real world with your diagnosis, but it is always best to try and contain the insecurities you might have because of it. Unfortunately, it may be the case that some people treat you a little differently. You can minimalize this as best as you can by relaxing and not thinking about the possibility. If you minimalize your emotional projection and seem calm about your situation, it will be reflected on to others.

Hang with the pals that support you

Sometimes when times get tough, it becomes easier for people to bail on you. Forget about them and only surround yourself with the friends you know will always be there for you! They’ll be more understanding and accommodating whether you’re going somewhere or just hanging around someone’s home. These friends are also the best because they will always be there to talk whenever you’re feeling down, so don’t let these relationships fall through, they’re important for your overall well-being.

Have them over

Since leaving the house doesn’t just sound impossible but IS impossible for you at times, invite your friends over. Watch some movies, order your favorite foods in (or ask your lovely friends if they can pick some up along the way) and play some good music. Not only does this mean you don’t have to make an effort to leave your home, but you also don’t have to worry about changing out of your comfy sweats. 

Maintaining a Social Life with MS - Wed September 02, 2015 1:42 PM