Hello & Welcome Renee!!
I'm so glad you joined in!!
My ex-husband was an alcoholic. We were married for about 10 years. I know what you're going through and I can totally relate to the stress. Denise said alot of what I was going to say. Its a tough road and coupled with fibro its no pinic. I'll always love my ex, but we just couldn't live together anymore. My current husband's ex-wife was an alcoholic too. I think that's what brought us together. We knew what it was like in our past lives and we didn't want to ever live that way again. If you ever need to talk about it.. you will find you have very understanding people here. Another thing I did when I was going through what you are going through was go to Alanon meetings and went to their chat rooms. It really helped me learn to live with my ex and myself and understand what was going on in my life.
Yes, stress only makes fibro worse. Learning to de-stress is really hard. I'm still learning. We really try to help eachother when we're going through a really stressful time.. because we've all walked the walk (just like YOU said)
I'm glad you have a fibro group in your community. I wish we had one here.. but I live in a pretty rural part of the world. LOL, I'm the "leader type" so if I know me.. I'll get one started soon, now that the weather's breaking and we fibromites will feel safe and comfortable about getting out and about.
Again, I want to welcome you to the BEST forum on the internet. I know you'll find wonderful caring people here.. so feel free to post and share with these fine folks.
Fibormyalgia, 4x Lyme Disease Survivor, Depression, Anxiety Disorder, Dyslexia, 2 Lumbar Disk Herniations, Allergies, Bi-lateral Carpal Tunnel, Psoriasis.
Meds = Elavil, Tramadol, Xanax, Lipitor
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