When people can’t see something, they can’t believe it — this is human nature. For countless chronic illness sufferers, it is also an everyday battle.
Most people living with bipolar disorder can say they have been doubted or have had to explain their condition to others. It can be difficult, but using the spoon theory can make the process a lot easier.
The theory was born when lupus sufferer Christine Miserandino was trying to explain what it feels like to have lupus to her friend. Since then, it has spread and been used widely by people with chronic illness, who refer to themselves as “Spoonies.”
Read on to learn more about the theory and join in on the discussion!
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