"We are truly all fighting battles no one knows anything about." Everyone is fighting an invisible battle. It may not be illness, mental, or physical. It may just be the demons left-over from a rough child-hood. It may be any number of things, but we are all dealing with something. This post from … [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.
Some of the most popular posts in this category are:
Fibromyalgia and Sex the unspoken reality Sex. It's not a dirty word, yet it's a topic that we seem to want to avoid, instead of deal with. We ignore it and try to pretend that the giant purple elephant is not in the room. When I talk to friends with Fibromyalgia, the topic of sex rarely comes up, … [Read more...]
I don't know about you, but Fibro, and chronic illness in general, has had an impact on my marriage. Recently, I downloaded and read In Sickness as in Health: Helping Couples Cope with the Complexities of Illness. I've read Barbara Kivowitz blog of the same name, and after enjoying a wealth of … [Read more...]
"I'm Fine". It's our automatic response when people ask "How are you doing?". We are so conditioned to the idea that "How are you doing?" is just a formality and no one really wants to know how we are doing. But, some people really do care and really do want to know how we are doing. I am constantly … [Read more...]
I've posted over 100 Fibro Warrior Interviews and as different as they are, one thing almost all of them have in common is that when asked what they've learned about themselves from fibromyalgia, the answer is almost always "I'm stronger than I ever thought I was." Well, sometimes it gets tiring … [Read more...]
Do you ever look at your healthy partner and feel/fear that they don't deserve this life? A life with someone who is chronically ill? You aren't alone. I've had that thought many times. A recent study shows that spouses with Fibromyalgia are more likely to consider divorce than their non-Fibro … [Read more...]
Fibromyalgia and Marriage: Helping your spouse understand Helping your spouse understand your needs will go a long way to making your life easier and less stressful when living with fibromyalgia. Being sick, I felt like I shouldn't constantly tell him how I really feel, that he didn't … [Read more...]