The Facade

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There are a few reasons why people with chronic pain wear a facade of wellbeing or mask their pain from others. Some of those reasons involve defense mechanisms and other reasons are very functional coping methods. The facade is therefore both necessary and carries with it some problems if someone with chronic pain is not careful.
 
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Be the mask
People with chronic pain understand that to a point wearing the facade helps be the facade. If you spend all your time focusing on your pain, talking about your pain, thinking about the pain then your life will be about the pain. Negativity within cultivates more negativity. It creates a heavy weight within and if in addition to the pain you must also deal with depression which means you are fighting twice the battle. Just as being around negative people who doubt your pain or cause you stress make your pain…

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