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Written with Tracy Rydzy, MSW, LSW

In a moment of frustration I (Tracy) posted this on my Facebook page dedicated to Chronic Pain, Tracy Rydzy- Oh What a Pain:

Sometimes I wonder, when something comes up that is difficult to accept or hurtful or upsetting because of living with chronic pain, do people try to be jerks about it or are they really too stupid to understand?

One of the pages’ followers, Cassandra, responded with her opinion and I think it will resonate with many readers. We co-wrote the following article:

When you live with chronic pain, it often feels that no one understands how difficult life is and people sometimes make comments that end up being hurtful. There are three key reasons why people say things or act in a careless or hurtful manner when it comes to dealing with chronic illness issues.

The first reason could be…

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