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Having an illness or disability can affect your relationships with your family, friends, or classmates. For instance, how do you talk to your friends about your health problem? How do you respond to kids who tease you about it? How do you deal with brothers and sisters who might be a little jealous because you get so much attention on account of your health problem?

This section will give you some tips on dealing with these issues. Click on the topics at the left to learn more about relationships when you have an illness or disability.


Content last reviewed February 16, 2011
Page last updated October 31, 2013