It is a sad reality that people with fibromyalgia often have to deal with judgement and criticism from their friends, family and the public at large. A lot of this is very cruel and hurtful. Education is key! If somebody you know or love suffers from fibromyalgia, then you really should try and find out as much as you can about it so that you can show support and compassion in the correct ways. Fibromyalgia is a very misunderstood disorder. A little bit of research goes a long way.