I've only talked to my husband and a friend who lives across the country. My husband is always supportive. He zeroed in five years ago on the possibility that my various ailments and back pain were stress-related. I think he is experiencing some TMS pain in his back, but I haven't told him that. I hope that watching my journey will bring him to that realization on his own. My friend is open to new ideas, but very oriented to physical causes and remedies. I haven't told her much, other than sending her a link to the Wiki, and telling her that I'm doing the SEP when she asked about my back. She hasn't said much, other than telling me about a cream she's going to use for tendinitis, thinking it might help me. I thanked her, and just said I haven't had any success with creams and that I'm hoping my SEP will help. No response. I suspect a lot of her stuff is TMS, but I'm not going to tell her that. I don't plan to tell anyone else because I don't think most people I know would get it. Some people would feel "blamed" for their ailments and be defensive, as I would have been. And I don't want anyone checking with me to see if it's working. That's like telling people you're on a diet. Too much pressure!