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Season 2 Episode 5: Marriage + Autoimmune Disease-Part 1

Marriage + Autoimmune Disease-Part 1
Marriage + Autoimmune Disease-Part 1

Do you feel like autoimmunity came in and hit your marriage like a wrecking ball?  

Are you struggling to explain to your spouse what it feels like to live daily with the realities of autoimmune disease?

Is it hard for you to ask your spouse for help and support when you were able to handle so much for so many years?

As you embark on your new wellness journey, are you finding it hard to break unspoken agreements with your spouse surrounding foods and date night?  

If you answered yes to any of these questions or all of these questions, you are not alone.  I feel you.  So deeply.

I struggled with each of these things and more. 

Today I am joined by my husband of 21 years, Blair, and we are opening up and sharing our experiences with autoimmune disease and marriage.  Spoiler alert:  it hasn’t always been pretty but we are hoping by sharing our experience, it helps you to strengthen your relationship with your spouse.

And no worries, if you are in the dating or newlywed phase of life, Alene and I have your back.  Next week, Alene and her husband Bryan who have been married just over two years, are sharing how they navigated dating with Alene’s diagnosis of MS and on the Wahls Protocol.

Tune in and be sure to share your thoughts on today’s topic below.  We love to hear from you! And you can join the conversation on Instagram with your fellow autoimmune besties at

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