Feelings of guilt

Sometimes people with MS find they feel guilty.

Some feel that they have let their family and friends down or are somehow responsible for developing the condition.

People may also feel guilty if they think MS has put an extra burden on their family, especially through a changed lifestyle or reduced income.

Family members may also blame the person with MS for difficulties that the condition has created, especially financial or relationship problems. This can make feelings of guilt worse - both for the person with MS and their family.

It can help if everyone in the family learns more about MS, so they know when it is MS that has caused a problem and when it is something else. 

What's new?