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Relationships & IBD

Last updated: February 2022

Many living with Crohn's and colitis find it challenging to maintain relationships with others because others “just don’t get it.” The pain and fatigue of IBD is invisible and those not living with it sometimes can't see the hardest parts of living with IBD. Whether it's a romantic relationship, a friendship, or someone from work - maintaining relationships while dealing with Crohn's and UC can be hard - but we're here for you.

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