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Quiet Companionship Is Comforting

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Quiet Companionship Is Comforting

It’s natural to feel alone and misunderstood when you suffer from chronic pain. The people who love you want to empathize, but when they don’t know how severe and pervasive your condition feels, their kind words may fall short. On the other hand, a quiet, gentle look from your dog or cat can be incredibly comforting, and they’re the perfect sounding board when you just need to vent.

A no-strings-attached friendship can bring the support you need to believe in yourself and take steps to improve your quality of life. In fact, you might find that after bonding with a pet and enjoying that quiet communication, you feel more ready and willing to connect with the people around you.

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