I have personally struggled with acceptance of my condition and worked to get understanding .... but always feel shattered by the one or two comments that dismissed all that I was trying to explain. We make our choices to feel affected in a negative way - and I am working towards making choices that don't lead to negative feelings.
My friend posted this on facebook, and I wanted to share it with my fibro family....
If you are always affected by the negative comments of people then you need to learn and practice emotional detachment. True detachment brings into your life inner strength, common sense, better judgement, and the ability to see the pros and cons of every situation. It also guards you from being adversely affected by the moods, and negative thoughts and emotions of other people.
Have a sunny and loving day xxx