Hi, Livnlearn and welcome! Yes, you made the right choice. You should never stay in an abusive situation...even verbal abuse. It can be a dangerous situation. I am a Christian, too, so I do know how difficult that decision must have been. I'm glad you are away from him now.
I was married for 28 years before my husband passed on. I started getting sick when we were married for 4 years. I was fortunate that we loved each other and he just wanted to help me however he could. But I didn't lean on him. I'm very independent and so our lives weren't totally disrupted. I'm sure that helped my situation.
There are a lot of wonderful, compassionate men and women out there. My male neighbor got sick with a virus but was misdiagnosed. By the time they figured out what was wrong, he was a quadraplegic! He had a darling girlfriend and she still married him. She works full time to support them then comes home to take care of him and get him in bed and gets him up and dressed in the morning before heading back to work. That's what love does! They have been married 21 years.
So, don't give up hope of finding that special someone. You want someone who marries your for what is inside of you, not what you can do for them. Remember, you are a very special person that happens to have health problems. That doesn't make you any less of a person but actually makes you a much stronger person and a more compassionate person!
Be sure to check out Fibro 101...the first thread on the forum. There are links to good info about fibro and you will learn a lot there.
I'm so glad you found us and joined in. I know my response to you was a little detailed but I was reading more into your question. Anyway, don't hesitate to ask more questions because we are here to help you. Hope to hear more from you soon.
God does not give us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7