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"Chronic or severe pain affects everyone who loves and takes care of you. It can be hard for family members and friends to watch someone close to them be in pain. Like you, your loved ones may feel angry, anxious, and lonely. They may feel helpless because they can’t make you feel better. They may even feel guilty that you have pain while they don’t. Or they may feel loss, because your pain keeps you from doing things you like to do. It’s natural for family members and friends to have these emotions. It may help if everyone understands that these emotions exist and that no one needs to face them alone. Let your family members know it’s okay for them to get help. Like you, they can talk to a counselor or join a support group. Encourage them to ask a social worker about the options that are available for them."
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