Realize that you have to experience the pain in order to work through it. Don’t
try to hide the physical and emotional hurt.
Experience the pain and then let it go. Don’t be afraid to express the hurt you
Learn to laugh, try to see humor in your situation, and to enjoy the simple
pleasures of life.
Keep the lines of communication open. It helps to know that someone understands
how you’re feeling and can help bear the load.
Don’t neglect your personal “self-time.” Being alone can provide a personal
perspective from which calm, wise judgments, opportunities for personal
growth, and a new optimism about life can emerge.
Don’t hesitate to seek counseling for your special situation.
Some problems are too big to work through on your own.
Take responsibility for yourself and realize that you DO play a role in your illness.