Chronic Illness, Marriage & Parenting (Pinterest)

There are many topics which fall under the chronic illness umbrella which I am simply not qualified to write about – or others can write about better.
One of these is what chronic illness looks like within a marriage and/or while parenting.

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I’ve spent the past year collating resources on the Called to Watch Pinterest account which I thought may be helpful for myself and others. It’s time to do a few reviews so you know what’s there!


Pinterest review: Chronic illness, marriage and relationships

(Includes 65+ pins to articles on the topic!)

Note: While I try to vet all the articles I ‘pin’, it’s not physically possible for me to read them all, so just because I pin, doesn’t mean I endorse, and if you see something ‘suspect’ let me know!

Here’s 4 little taste testers..

How to love your wife through past-partum depression

Snap shot: An article by a wife, addressed to husbands, with a good mixture of facts (You may or may not agree with the nutrition ones) & tips.

Top quotes:
“Don’t give up… this time won’t last forever. It is a part of your lives, though, that can either help or hurt your marriage.”
“Pray, pray, pray and then tell her you’re praying, and then pray with her/over her.”

10 Ways I’m rocking Motherhood with a chronic illness

Snap shot: An easy to read look at what’s actually important when it comes to parenting, and what is just societies expectations!

Top quotes:
“… as a chronically ill parent I desperately want to give my all but despite my best efforts I just can’t achieve everything that others manage with ease.  I will always face hurdles and I will never fit the mould.”

[Why not pin the images below to save for later?]

Chronic illness and Marriage

Snapshot: A realistic look at how chronic illness can shake a marriage, and how to respond with grace when you are let down.

Top quotes:
“No one can walk through a chronic illness alone but often it’s hard to find the help needed. When someone does offer to help you may not be prepared to explain your needs. You can be prepared by thinking of your needs ahead of time.”

When your husband is unwell

Snapshot: A sensitive and practical look by a wife at how life can change when your husband is sick, and how to deal with it (you may or may not agree with the sex advice).

Top quotes:
“Allow yourself to mourn the loss of the life you were living . . . Acknowledge that you are sad that you can’t do the things you used to do together and that your new challenges are hard. Pretending that nothing has changed won’t help you cope.”

Go forth… and read!

//How about you? Read anything thought-provoking recently? I’d love to hear about it! Let’s become pinterest friends!

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Author: Emily J. M.

Hi, I'm Emily. Two of my closest family members struggle with chronic illness, and I watch them. That's hard, and so I write about life as a 'Watcher', what it looks like to support them and find Hope.

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