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Ask Ada: Being There For Your Spouse In Hospice

Plus: helping a teacher connect with her student, who has autism.

Ask Ada: Help, My Doctor’s A Bully

Plus: what to do if you think a friend is faking chronic illness.

Ask Ada: I’m Sick Of Arguing People About Handicapped Parking. Help!

Also: how to give your family something to remember you by, when you know you don't have much time left.

Ask Ada: When Is It Too Soon To Worry About My Children Being Depressed?

Plus: how to shut people down when they ask inappropriate questions about your condition.

Ask Ada: I’m Hiding My Disability At Work. Should I Continue?

Plus: Ada helps a man with Parkinson's deal with his newest roommate, an abusive brother.
A frustrated man scowls at his laptop in an office.

Ask Ada: IBS At The Office! How Can I Deal?

Plus: what to do when people at the office start triggering your asthma or allergies,

Ask Ada: Pre-Eclampsia, Postpartum, and Desperate. Help!

Plus: what to do when you know someone's cancer diagnosis, but you're sworn to secrecy.
A man waiting for a subway.

Ask Ada: When Is It Okay To Help A Disabled Person?

Welcome to Ask Ada, Folks’ bi-weekly advice column for people impacted by health issues or disability. Want Ada to help you with a problem? Email Ada at askada@pillpack.com or tag @folksstories on Twitter with the #askada hashtag. What’s The Best Way To Offer My Help To Disabled People? Dear Ada, I’m a commuter and spend a huge amount of […]

Ask Ada: Help Me Deal With My Panic Attacks!

Plus: Ada reminds us all that grief takes many forms, and it's okay for anger to be one of them.

Ask Ada: Should I Tell My Daughter I Have Skin Cancer?

Plus: how do you help a family member through their grief when they prematurely lose someone?

Ask Ada: How Can I Help My Husband With Erectile Dysfunction?

This week, Ada helps a couple address a sensitive marital issue with patience and understanding. Plus: are peanut allergies really worth taking seriously? (Yes.)

Ask Ada: Should I Protect My Son From His Chronically Ill Best Friend?

This week, Ada helps a mother teach her son about illness in the face of a friend's cancer. Plus: advice on not feeling bad about your fitness lifestyle!