Coping Skills

Every disease has an impact on our emotional equilibrium, and mononucleosis is no exception. Mono is a disease that can be daunting in its persistent lingering presence and debilitating symptoms. If you have mono, you may find it hard to keep up with your daily activities or sustain meaningful relationships in your life. It can help to hear about the experiences of other mono sufferers. You may just learn a few tips about how to listen to your body to give it the best care possible. If your marriage or relationship seems to be heading for a nose-dive, don't let that mono-malaise keep you from seeking professional help.

Parents struck with mono can be hard-pressed to care for their families and housework and may fall to the side for a few months. Your kids may need to fend for themselves and eat prepared foods for the duration of your illness. Pregnant moms may feel extra tired and stressed out from worry over how mono will affect their babies.

Working adults may find it near impossible to perform their work duties as mono depletes their strength and saps them of the ability to concentrate. If possible, it may be best to take a leave of absence.

If you have a child with mono, he may need your active assistance to keep up with schoolwork and stay entertained. You will want to be in contact with his teachers and work together to keep your child as up-to-date as possible in terms of his scholastic work. School friends may turn out to be your ally in the fight to stay current with homework assignments.

You will also need many ideas for keeping your child engaged and boredom-free so that you can keep his morale up until the worst of the disease has run its course. You'll want to know how to tempt his appetite so you can get his strength back because the path to his complete recovery is your eventual freedom as a slave to his illness!

Teens may have the worst of the lot, since they are a prime target for this opportunistic disease. For teens, a social life is the be-all and end-all of their existence. They may claim to be feeling better for the sake of a quick social fix with friends, and risk a mono relapse. You wish you could tie them to the bed to keep them still, but that might be considered abuse. You'd better read our tips on the subject, instead.

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