We Each Need Our Own Support

Don D | Physician |

Support is the the assistance we all rely on. It is the spouse who greets you at the end of the day, the friend who is there to hear you gripe, and the colleague

who is there to cover you when you are unable to keep a commitment. Support spans the emotional, physical, and structural domains and, as I’ve learned, is individually defined and situationally dependent.

For example, someone dealing with a new diagnosis may rely upon those who are best able to provide emotional and psychosocial support. However, someone who has young children may rely more on those who are able to provide more structural support that will help him or her meet the demands of their role as a parent. No matter what, support is important because it helps us accommodate and acclimate to the changes and more and more, is being recognized as an important aspect of living.

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