Lupus puts stress on all parts of life.
Sadly, for some people, that means relationships and family life seem to come unstuck.
The strain of having one person continuously sick is just too much. It can be made worse if partners or family members don't understand what it is like for a lupie to live with pain, fatigue, and other symptoms. Sometimes, family can even be resentful because a lupie just doesn't seem to do their fair share.
Happily, there are some lupies who are able to say their partners and families are very supportive, and have very strong relationships.