Appropriateness of sharing at work?

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Question from LisaT: When should I stop sharing particulars of my illness at work? I am really close to my staff but don't know if this is appropriate.
Answers - Lidia Schapira You are in control of the information you choose to share with your co-workers. Decide how much is comfortable for you, and if you need to set boundaries, go ahead and clearly state so. There is no right measure of information that fits all situations, or satisfies all people, so it's important for you to decide what's comfortable for you, and make it clear for everybody else.

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The Ask-the-Expert Online Conference called Coping With Your Changing Feelings and Relationships featured Lidia Schapira, M.D. and moderator Jennifer Armstrong, M.D. answering your questions about facing your fears head-on, handling moodiness and depression, diffusing tension with your partner and feeling close without sexual activity, as well as issues of self-image and femininity.

Editor's Note: This conference took place in March 2006.

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