If you have a chronic illness or an invisible illness, you have probably tried to explain what you are going through to people only to find out that they are unable to relate. You can read hundreds of post and online comments that will all say the same thing. People have a difficult time understanding what they have never experienced.

Exulansis is the tendency to give up trying to talk about an experience because people are unable to relate to it.

Sometimes I just don’t have the energy to explain. Sometimes it the proper words that are missing. It’s not always easy to explain the type of pain I am experiencing.