If anything, you shouldn't be hiding how you're feeling from him! If he doesn't know where your limitations are, he'll always expect too much from you.
My husband had to go on anxiety medication about
6 months ago. He tried to hide exactly how bad he was feeling from me for a long time but it eventually mounted and just became too much. It took me a while to drill into him that he needed to share with me when he was having an attack and to not feel as though he was weak, and that I wasn't going to think he was crazy. Not being as
open with him would make me feel like a major hypocrite. I try not to weigh him down with it, and assure him there's nothing he can do but be supportive. (That's his one complaint.. "I wish there was something I could do for you")
I guess what I am getting at is, if he was feeling awful and over doing it trying to hide it from you, wouldn't you feel terrible when you found out? If he really doesn't know how hard mornings are for you, you need to tell him. You don't have the comforts of home when you are camping and that will give extra challenges, and trying to plow through will not improve things. Never mind the fact that if you are stressed out leading up to the camping, that's just going to make things worse. Being
open with him now and getting it off your chest can only be helpful in that respect.
I was camping with my husband last weekend. I slept terribly one night and had panic attacks all afternoon the next day. It was awful, but I can't imagine trying to hide it (or at least make it look better than it was) from him. Just knowing that he was understanding of the whole thing was a big comfort.
Post Edited (Moonsinger) : 6/9/2011 10:54:45 AM (GMT-6)