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How might my relationship be affected if I have fibromyalgia?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
When you tell your partner you have fibromyalgia, you can hope for the best. But don't be surprised if he or she is confused, frustrated, or even angry. The problem is that some people really don't know how to respond to news that a partner has fibromyalgia. That's probably due at least in part to misunderstanding about this condition. As your partner learns more about fibromyalgia, he or she may become more understanding and supportive. If fibromyalgia puts a major strain in your relationship, though, consider seeing a couples counselor.

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