I am recently seperated and getting divorced after 19 years in a bad marriage!! I am now the single mother to two great boys (13 & 16)and I am living with Crohn's. I think part of the reason I stayed for so long was low self esteem which Crohn's played a big part in. The amount of stress believe it or not is sooo much less getting out of that environment, but I am now forced to be head of the house. I worry if I get down or have a bad flare how will I manage? It is kinda scary!! I can't imagine finding someone else eventually to love me with all this baggage!! That's a long way off though. I am concentrating on my kids, my class (I'm a teacher), and my mom,dad, and brother. Those of you out there that have loving supportive spouses give them an extra hug tonight and thank them and relize how lucky you are.