Teena Gates

Caregiving and Friendships: A Lonely Love

The isolation of becoming a caregiver led Teena Gates to find support in the most unexpected of places.

47 Relationships & Social Patient Stories

4 Tips for Surviving Christmas with MS
5 mins
article
Kat Naish

4 Tips for Surviving Christmas with MS

3 Ways to Deal with Relationship Anxiety
4 mins
article
Sarah Bailey

3 Ways to Deal with Relationship Anxiety

4 Tips to Manage Relationships After a Cancer Diagnosis
4 mins
article
Alice-May Purkiss

4 Tips to Manage Relationships After a Cancer Diagnosis

 How the Pandemic Fuels My Compulsive Social Media Usage
4 mins
article
Megan Potts

How the Pandemic Fuels My Compulsive Social Media Usage

5 Ways to Help Others Understand Your Migraine
4 mins
article
Sarah Alexander

5 Ways to Help Others Understand Your Migraine

Losing (and Finding) Friendships with Chronic Migraine
4 mins
article
Ciara O'Rourke

Losing (and Finding) Friendships with Chronic Migraine

A Spotlight on the Children's Views of Chronic Illness Family Life
12 mins
article
Laura McKee

A Spotlight on the Children's Views of Chronic Illness Family Life

7 Ways to Handle Unwanted Advice on COPD
5 mins
article
Barbara Moore

7 Ways to Handle Unwanted Advice on COPD

4 Ways to be a Good Friend during a Mental Health Crisis
5 mins
article
Megan Potts

4 Ways to be a Good Friend during a Mental Health Crisis

How to Handle Social Media with Depression and Anxiety
4 mins
article
Sarah Bailey

How to Handle Social Media with Depression and Anxiety

COVID-19: Managing your Mental Health
1 min
article

COVID-19: Managing your Mental Health

What MS Took From Me – and What it Gave Back
4 mins
article
Barbara Stensland

What MS Took From Me – and What it Gave Back

How To Reach Out After a Cancer Diagnosis
4 mins
article
Anna Crollman

How To Reach Out After a Cancer Diagnosis

10 Ways to Help a Loved One with Chronic Illness
4 mins
article
Sarah Bailey

10 Ways to Help a Loved One with Chronic Illness

How to Manage Intrusive Thoughts
4 mins
article
Claire Eastham

How to Manage Intrusive Thoughts

How to Survive Christmas with Social Anxiety
4 mins
article
Claire Eastham

How to Survive Christmas with Social Anxiety

About Life Effects

Living with one or more chronic conditions affects your life in so many ways. The only people who really know what you are going through are those who have faced the same challenges for years. With that in mind we have created Life Effects, an initiative shaped by patients, for patients.

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