How to Handle Sick Spouses

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Couples feel like they know each other well but a new study shows most people do not see a particular side of someone until after walking down the aisle. Relationship expert Rachel Sussman explains.

Rachel Sussman: According Advil Sinus Congestion and Pain in Sickness and in Health survey, nearly half of Americans never experience their spouses sick persona until after they were married and with this new side to the relationship obviously is going to come with some added stress tension.

And women seem to be feeling it more so than men.

The survey found that twice as many women felt that their husbands complained more when sick. In fact more than 20% say that they believe their husbands exaggerate the severity or duration of their symptoms.

The survey goes on to show 20% of married people would rather be sick themselves than care for their sick spouses. But Sussman suggests that applying care and patience and it could actually turn into a chance for greater intimacy.

Be sure to keep the medicine cabinet stocked with products... like Advil Sinus Congestion and Pain to combat cold and flu symptoms. It is the little things that can make someone feel better whether it is making chicken soup or covering them in warm comfy blankets. Also offer to handle any pressing chores including scheduling a doctor's appointment... and to make life that much easier while they are sick. Above all remain patient and be a good listener... just like you would like them to do for you.

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