Love in the Time of Chronic Illness
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Having made an emotional commitment, with or without marriage vows, most people expect their partners to care for them when a devastating diagnosis is made or an accident occurs. But amid the medical, financial, and logistical concerns, a couple's emotional relationship is often an unforeseen casualty when illness and injury occur. For most, a health crisis means both partners need to recalibrate their roles in the new reality of their relationship.Love in the Time of Chronic Illness examines what happens when illness becomes part of a relationship, and includes dozens of real couples' frank stories about navigating the medical and relational mazes. These stories, along with practical and thoughtful guidance from a variety of experts in the medical, spiritual, and legal relams, help partners not just get through a crisis, but grow stronger as a couple.