Can my loved ones help?

The long and short answer is, YES!

Your husband/partner/loved ones/support person can:

* Take you and your concerns seriously.

* Encourage you — and help you — to rest as much as possible.

* Go to the doctor or therapist with you, and support you in returning to your sense of health and well-being.

* Help you set limits. No one is “supermom.”

* Help to set up a plan you are comfortable with.

* Sit and hold your hand when you are feeling bad.

* Tell you they love you.

* Reassure you that you will feel better, and that they’re going to be with you “all the way.”

* Give you permission to take care of yourself.