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The Step After Dating …

Last time I wrote about dating and arthritis. This week, I came across two different articles that address the next level of a relationship when you have arthritis -- sexuality and intimacy.

I Have Arthritis. Who Would Want To Date Me?

A reader wrote in to Ms. Meniscus worried that -- because of her arthritis diagnosis -- no one would possibly want to date her. Dr. Laurie steps in to shine light on a relationship problem all-too-common for autoimmune disease patients.

The Most Beautiful People

Dr. Laurie finds that beauty, love and inspiration come hand-in-hand.

A (Little) Change Will Do You Good

Losing weight, altering your daily schedule, letting go of stress -- all can be difficult to commit to, let alone do. Dr. Laurie has the answer.

Meditation Can Help You Feel Better

It seems so simple -- casting negativity away. But, as Dr. Laurie explains, if you can learn to do so, it's another means of reclaiming your life. Here's how.

The Frog and the Pot of Hot Water

As the tale explains, problems can unexpectedly overwhelm us. Dr. Laurie shows us how to prevent them from doing so.

Taking Unpredictability Head-On

Knowing that you're not alone is one thing -- but how to maintain a semblance of control in your life? Dr. Laurie lays out a battle plan.

Arthritis’ Most Worrisome Trait: Unpredictability

You don't know from one day to the next what to expect. When something happens, you try to reason -- was I stressed? Am I having a reaction to medication? Is the disease progressing? Dr. Laurie explains that you're not alone.

Take Five, Daily

Dr. Laurie encourages us to commit to one relaxing thing every day.

The Upside of Complaining

Complaining can be good? Dr. Laurie says yes -- when you do so in the right amount. Read up or listen in as she tells us how.
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