Community, Coping

The Spoon Theory of Illness

Explaining to others how our illnesses change our lives is almost impossible, even to those who know us best. Christine of But You Don’t Look Sick has written about the “spoon theory,” which she developed to explain her illness to her best friend. Although the invisible disease Christine deals with is lupus, her approach is widely applicable.

via Orien at Live Journal’s migraine support group

1 thought on “The Spoon Theory of Illness”

  1. Wow! The spoon theory is awesome. Now other people can know how we feel, but can they ever really understand? Thanks for explaining it like I’ve never heard before. God bless you always.

    I’m so glad you found it helpful!

    Take care of yourself.


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