One in five adults suffers from chronic pain. In older people, the number rises to three in five.
Most of these people don’t realise they don’t have to settle for a survival-based co-existence with their partner or bury their hopes for success and joy under a mountain of heat packs or duvets, writes local author Karra Eloff.
Karra is the author of The Chronic Pain Couple: How to be a joyful partner & have a remarkable relationship in spite of chronic pain, now released in book stores by Exisle Publishing.
Karra is the co-founder and managing director of the local mental health clinics on the Sunshine Coast, Eloff & Andrews Clinical Psychology, and was challenged by the lack of practical resources when diagnosed with a painful condition.
The book is based on research and Karra’s own pursuit of joy in spite of suffering and offers low-energy and practical path to a remarkable new normal, for people with chronic pain and their loved ones.
Chronic illness or pain, according to Karra, need not hold you back from experiencing personal joy and success. It is possible to forge a path to remarkable — to move the dial of a relationship challenged with chronic pain from embattled and exhausted to joyful and passion-filled.
You can find The Chronic Pain Couple in various books stores and ONLINE.