Posted by: seattledizzygroup | August 31, 2018

How to Respond to Comments about Chronic Illness


Ways to Handle Remarks about Being Chronically Ill

It can be challenging to know how to deal with comments about chronic illness.  Likewise, it can be difficult for friends and family to know what to say and what not to say to a loved one who is chronically ill.

These articles offer suggestions for those living with chronic illness as well as helpful tips for friends and family:

How to Respond to Unkind Remarks When You’re Chronically Ill

4 Tips for Dealing with Unsolicited Health Advice

When Your Friend is Ill The Right Words are a Blessing

12 Comments that Would be Welcomed by the Chronically Ill

What Those with Chronic Illness DO Want to Hear

  10 Things You Should Say to Someone with a Chronic Illness

15 Things Not to Say to Someone with a Chronic Illness

What Those with Chronic Illness DON’T Want to Hear

What the Chronically Ill DON’T Want to Hear (Part 2)


© Copyright 2018, Seattle Dizzy Group. All rights reserved.

Post updated September 2018.


  1. THANK YOU VERY MUCH for compiling these posts. It will forever be bookmarked for reference; I could/should re-read every day! And it is due to be shared…a lot : ) Cheers, caring and blessings ~ Sarah

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