Posted 7/23/2016 1:50 PM (GMT -8)
I have been married for 11 years and have been sick for most of it with chronic fatigue. I have found that sticking to a certain routine/schedule really helps. If I'm able to stick to it consistently it has a snowball effect - I'm able to sleep better, have much less pain, and just all around function continually better. If I am not able to stick to it, a snowball effect happens of less sleep so more pain, more pain so less sleep, etc.
My wife thinks I'm going to be sick no matter what, so we disagree on things like vacations and putting the kids in sports programs.
I try to be as flexible as possible and often just absorb the pain and exhaustion so that other people can enjoy their lives, but some things are just too much.
Does anyone have any advice on how to communicate with a spouse on this?