When it comes to your illness, how much should you share about it? Who with? What can you do when you feel like when no one understands? Can you still have quality relationships, despite feeling misunderstood? What are some assumptions those who are illness have about those with invisible illness and how does it affect our relationships? How does how you communicate about your illness determine the nature of your relationships and how you will be perceived? Should you talk about your illness differently to a friend then a co-worker, or should everyone get the same information? Mary tackles these questions and more.
About Mary Siege
Twenty years ago Dr. Paul Donoghue and Dr. Mary Siegel wrote Sick and Tired of Feeling Sick and Tired: Living with Invisible Chronic Illness, Second Edition published by W W Norton. Since then, they have written two more books together: Are You Really Listening?: Keys to Successful Communication and We Really Need to Talk: Steps to Better Communication both published by Sorin Books.
They speak to illness associations and health care provider organizations all over the United States, Canada and the UK. They have appeared on many radio programs in the US and UK, they appeared on the Today show and were featured in the New York Times. Both authors are psychologists in private practice in Connecticut.