Day: August 9, 2020

MS Reclamation

Communication Rant

There are loads of articles that explore this subject, but I think people are missing some elements. Talking about what NOT to say, how to say X.

What People SHOULD Say to Someone Living with Multiple Sclerosis
How to Be a Friend to a Person With MS

I don’t think these are wrong,  especially not from the place the narrative is coming from, but I think it’s important to remember maintaining a relationship relies on both people involved.

I saw read a story from a well-intending friend of a PwMS, who is struggling with ideas on how to offer their support – without seeming condescending or reminding their friend that they’re ill.  Attempts to console their friend were rebuffed, friend expressing that the well-wisher can’t relate to their experience.

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