Barbara Kivowitz, one of my fellow Gennova group members, has started a very worthwhile blog, In Sickness and In Health, that is "a place for couples going though an illness experience - to find resources and advice, hear stories, and discover support. Whether the illness is chronic or acute, the result of disease or accident, couples can learn strategies for coping with the changes illness brings into our relationships and our worlds.” This should be a valuable source for those facing these issues and those who help couples with these issues. I found some interesting posts with actual stories of other couples such as A Story about Chronic Pain & Relationship: Barbara and Richard and A Story about Alzheimers: Paul and Mary. These stories are attaching some useful comments that add to the conversation. I am impressed with the degree of commentary that this new blog has already received. It demonstrates the need for more conversation on this topic and how blogs can help to extend this conversation.
In addition to her personal experiences, Barbara brings a lot to the blog through her work as a psychotherapist and a business consultant. She is now writing a book on this topic.