**As many of you know I suffer with Fibromyalgia. From belonging to several support groups (both online and in real life) I have made a very sad observation. A huge percentage of the women are divorced (with the husbands being the ones who left) and many of the others live with husbands who are not supportive or understanding of their illness at all. Some are downright cruel.
I know that fibromyalgia is a difficult illness to understand (even after almost 20 years of having it myself I still don’t fully understand it) but shouldn’t our spouse be the one person in the world we can count on for compassion and support?
So my question is for the men here at CAF… actually several questions. First off, do you have a chronically ill wife? Do you think you show her compassion and understanding? If you don’t (have a sick wife), how do you think you would react if you did? How do you treat your wife now when she has something simple like a cold or flu? What about a surgery?
In my own life I struggle with my husband not understanding my illness. But he is better than most of the husbands of the other women I know. I don’t know what else I can do, after 9 years, to help him be more compassionate and really “get” what I go through on a daily basis. I need advice from the other husbands out there!!!
Any ladies out there who want to reply please do… I know there are a few other fibro and CFS sufferers here and if you want to talk about your husband and his support (or lack of) that would be great too.