Sexual dysfunction, including pain during and after sex, vaginal dryness, inability to achieve or maintain arousal, and inability to orgasm, is common among women with fibromyalgia. More than 85% of women with fibromyalgia report one or more issues relating to sexual dysfunction (while only about … [Read more...]
Fibromyalgia and Marriage
Chronic Illness and Marriage
Fibromyalgia and chronic illness creates stress that can do some pretty bad things to a marriage. When you live with chronic illness it affects how you interact with those around you and especially those closest to you.
These posts are about dealing with Fibromyalgia, chronic pain, fatigue, or any chronic illness and marriage. Illness impacts our relationships, but especially our marriages.
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Unless you were already sick before you met your partner, it's highly likely that your relationship took a drastic change when you became ill. Perhaps you had a great sex life, you went out often and did lots of things together, you traveled, you enjoyed life. I know that's how it was with my … [Read more...]
Four Things About Chronic Illness My Family Needed To Know guest post by Anita Wilson I am not the only one suffering from migraine. My family also suffers with me. In addition to episodic migraines, I have significant issues with balance, and I have had many traumatic falls and injuries. … [Read more...]
8 Gifts Your Loved One with Chronic Illness Really Wants This time of year we are all thinking about what those around us want, but we should be thinking about it all year around. I've posted my annual gift guide, a list of items you can buy (or make) for your loved one that they will surely … [Read more...]
Jealous of your healthy spouse? Guest post from Kim at GraceisSufficient.com Jealousy is a major factor in the break-up of many couples - whether or not one has a chronic illness. Add the difficulty brought on by medical issues and the bond is truly going to be tested. Therefore, it's … [Read more...]
The below came from an email sent to me by a reader. After I answered his email I realized that he's so not alone and that my response might be helpful for many other partner's of those with chronic illness, so I asked his permission to share his question. "My wife suffers from chronic illness. … [Read more...]
There are many things that those of us with chronic illness wish our healthy counterparts could understand. There are some things the healthy will never understand until/unless they also become chronically ill. We certainly don't wish that on them. There are, however, other things that we believe … [Read more...]
Vulnerability is difficult. Too often we associate vulnerability with weakness. Even looking at the thesaurus for synonyms that's what we find, weakness, exposed, sitting duck, naked, defenseless. But, what we don't realize is that it's the avoiding vulnerability that really makes us weak. … [Read more...]
This week my inspiration comes from my husband. Monday morning I woke up to find out that my husband had been awake and sick all night. Really SICK! He was fairly sure (and so was I once he told me) that it was his gallbladder. We headed to the doctor and he sent us to the ER. By Monday afternoon … [Read more...]
If you have a spouse or loved one living with chronic pain or chronic fatigue, you may feel useless at times because you can't ease their pain, you can't make them physically feel better. Often you want to do something or at least offer advice just in hopes that it might help them feel better. … [Read more...]