Yes I was suffering from depression. I had just lost my first husband to lung cancer. Actually my present husband was a friend of myself and my first husband.
I was also suffering with fibromyalgia. We were friends at the time. But later fell in love.
After my first husband died, I started a business. It was a plant nursery and a floral shop. I was depressed but didn't have the fibro. I had just gotten to the place where I wanted the business to be and everything started going wrong.
My present husband and I just got married in December. This is over seven years since my first husband died. He watched me suffer with severe depression and the fibromyalgia on top of that. He was there for me as much as possible. I spent two years in bed with the fibro. He forced me to get out of that bed and try to do things, knowing that all I wanted to do was sleep. He told me I would end up in a nursing home if I didn't get out. I finally started to see a psychiatrist who helped me with medications. He use to drive me everywhere, do my shopping and pick up my medications. Finally he got me out for walks, and gradually I started to get better. I am no means healed as you would say but I have all my symptoms under control. So yes, he knew I was depressed and very sick, but stuck it out. And he saw me at my lowest and still stuck by. He could of stayed away, but he didn't. I still don't know what he sees in me, but there must be something there. And he even puts up with my two dogs. I consider myself really lucky to have a man that cares so much. I know he could of walked away at any time but he didn't. I get a very small pension, so I barely contribute at all financially. He does most of the cooking and the shopping. I try to do what I can, but there are days that I can't do nothing at all and he never complains. I am 49 years old so I am no spring chicken. So it must be love.
So there are men out there who can love you for who you are no matter what the short comings might be. They love you for you, not what you have or how you look, or what you are capable of. They just love you. I know that I don't have one of a kind. So there will be somebody for you. When the time is right. So don't ever give up. It all seemed to work out for me. It isn't perfect, but it is good.
I wish you the best,
Luv and hugs, Karen
fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression,allergies