You know up til the past few years I did it all took care of the house, yard, cleaned the basement and garage all my DH did was go to work and bring home the money. I was a perfectionist and no one could do it as well as I could so did it all myself, even our three sons got off easy when it came to doing things around the house. Fibro changed all that and my DH now does the yard work, suppose to be in charge of kitchen duty since he likes to cook, he vacuums the carpets and taking out the trash and getting it out on pickup day. He still works and I do thank him for his help. Why??? I do a fraction of what I use to be able to do in a day and it takes all my energy and there are days when I wonder why I use my precious energy cleaning instead of doing something enjoyable cause you can't tell I did anything. I don't get a thank you, I know how hard that must have been on you doing that, most of the time I don't think he even notices anything I've done. Honestly, when it comes to the house if you don't need a shovel to walk through it he doesn't think it needs to be cleaned unless company is coming. Believe me I am tempted sometimes to lie to him and tell him someone is coming for a weekend to get him in the cleaning gear, lol. Don't ask me how a perfectionist and the world's biggest slob has made it together all these years but we have.
My point is if your DH is anything like mine it's not that your not appreciated they just don't see that it is necessary to do the things we do. I swear my DH's eyes filter out dirt and he can't see it.
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