Make it short and simple, tell them you are not up to it right now and you need to focus all of your energy on your family because they are what is important. And I would leave it at that because they just don't understand and they probably never will. You know what you can do and you don't need to answer to them. I'm sure their intentions are good but trust yourself.
Karen, I am from Upper Michigan and we are getting hit with the snow right now. I'm guessing my kids will be home from school tomorrow because my head is starting to pound and my head is a good indication of what is to come. I hope you fair better where you are!
Tiki, look into the eyes of your baby when you are feeling down, that precious face should make you smile. I know that used to cheer me up when I was down.
I really appreciate all the replies. They mean a lot to me. To answer one question, I live in Indiana. We aren't getting any snow right now, but it is still cold. It is starting to warm up today, so I hope that it will continue like that. At least into the upper 40's. I like anything above 50 and below 85, but I would be happy if it was above freezing and it wasn't windy. Anyways. I am going through a whole lot right now. My dad is coming into town tomorrow and will be here for a week. I have to juggle different Thanksgiving dinners, try to clean the house and keep it that way, take care of my son and my husband, and try to help my husband with his pain. His bottom wisdom tooth is coming in crooked, and it is causing him a lot of pain which is making him unable to help me as much as he normally does. I also have bills that I can't pay to worry about, plus I have to try and take care of myself as well. I feel completely overwhelmed, and I just don't know what to do about it. I could use help cleaning, but cleaning really isn't my husband's strong suit. Especially when he is in a lot of pain. I am really just tryingto get through each day as best as I can. It helps that I have you all to talk to about all of this. My family understand to an extent, but you all understand better. You guys are like my online family. Thanks for that.Anyways, I have to go for now. I have some things to do online before I get started on some other things.
Deb,I am sorry to hear that your husband is such an *** when it comes to your fibro. It is hard when you have someone there with you who just doesn't get it. Have you considered couseling? I think that maybe you should try that first before just giving up on your marriage. But I understand where you are coming from. I mean, my husband is great, and he is very understanding. But sometimes I think about leaving him because I feel like I am a burden, and I feel like he and my wonderful little boy would be better off without me. Whereabouts in Indiana are you from? It is nice to know someone else on here who lives in the same state that I do. It makes me feel not so alone. Sometimes I feel like I am the only person around here who has fibro, even though I know that is not true. I hope things start going better for you. I will keep you in my thoughts. And if you ever need someone to talk to, I am here. And you can e-mail me if you want. *soft hugs*Tiki