Life With Kidney Disease: Making Room for Love, Navigating Chronic Conditions and Relationships

Episode 175: Life With Kidney Disease: Making Room for Love, Navigating Chronic Conditions and Relationships. Navigating life with kidney disease can have its own challenges without the added stress of managing relationships in the modern world. From appointments, to medications, to everything-in-between, you have your plate full. Licensed Clinical Social Worker Lana Lipe shares tips to help those living with a chronic condition like Chronic Kidney Disease make room for love and relationships.

Topics discussed:
Loving yourself and addressing common challenges
Who to surround yourself with
Being Vulnerable
Everyone has struggles
Starting a new relationship - disclosing your chronic illness
Telling others about your chronic illness
-Out and Proud
-Waiting
-Preparing for questions
You deserve to be seen, valued, and loved for who you are

► Learn more about Making Room for Love: Navigating Chronic Conditions and Relationships at Lana's blog https://www.honutherapy.com/blog/making-room-for-love-navigating-chronic-illness-amp-relationships

A Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) is a social worker who provides individual, group, and family therapy to assess, diagnose, treat, and prevent mental illness, as well as emotional and behavioral disturbances. LCSWs have additional hours of training that qualify them to work in clinical settings. Though the role of social workers and clinical social workers differs, their goal is the same: to act as an advocate for and improve the lives of their clients.

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