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Relationship Corner: Managing Corona Virus Loneliness For Those Living With Chronic Illness

RELATIONSHIP CORNER : A Look at Social Isolation due to Corona Virus Isolation Among Those With Chronic Illness

Linda Rodgers’ article discusses the emotional challenges faced by those that are isolating from others and limiting their usual activities to limit risks of catching and spreading COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2. The article offers specific strategies for coping with the loneliness, recommendations to self-monitor for signs of worsening emotional health, and tips to limit risk when leaving the home is necessary.

I think this is a helpful resource to many who have chronic illnesses (which occur at all ages, not just the elderly). The decision to self-isolate may not be an easy one- there may be peer or family pressures, cabin fever, work responsibilities, or compulsions to go out and take care of others. I believe that a certain level of worry, frustration, and sadness is normal. However, emotional responses that persist, worsen, and affect one’s daily life may be a sign that it’s time to seek professional help.

If you or someone you know falls in this category, I would recommend sharing this blog post and article with them.  https://creakyjoints.org/living-with-arthritis/coronavirus-isolation-loneliness-chronic-illness-patients/.

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