Food Allergy & Marital Stress: What’s Your Story?


Alisa Fleming ~ Allergic Living magazine is looking for stories from you for an upcoming issue. I wanted to help spread the word on this call, as I think that some of you probably have great, helpful experiences to share. Here is the gist:

Credits or Pseudonym, your choice: Allergic Living recognizes that this is a sensitive topic. Therefore, you can share your story anonymously, or if you prefer, they can include your name and a resource that you offer (blog, website, book).

The Details: In a coming issue of Allergic Living, writer Carolyn Black will be exploring the topic of food allergies and marital stress.

Readers have often alluded to the strains that the daily vigilance of dealing with a child’s food allergies or celiac disease can put on a marriage, and Carolyn plans to explore the biggest issues, and help to find ways to reduce the tensions. We hope this article can help to get parents working as a team again.

If you have a story of struggling to get your spouse on the same page because of food allergies, or you’re finding it hard to manage a joint custody arrangement with allergic kids, we’d appreciate hearing about it. We want the positive too: maybe you’ve got advice on how you keep a marriage healthy with a child with food allergies or celiac disease? That would be most helpful as well.

To Contribute: Write to – and please use “Marriage and Allergy” in the subject line. If it sounds like a fit for this article, Carolyn will approach you for a brief interview.

Message from Allergic Living: “Thanks very much to all who participate. It is the stories of what happens in “real life” that allow Allergic Living to take specific examples to the experts and get the most helpful advice for finding the way out of challenging situations. And ultimately, it is always these stories that hit home with our readers.”

Allergic Living Magazine

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.