I've been in pain for over 8 months, with no end in sight. It has dramatically changed my life and my personality.
Obviously this is extremely upsetting for me, but my husband is having a really hard time with it too. He tries to be supportive, but he's also frustrated and scared. He wants to fix me, to make me happy, and he knows that he can't.
What can we do to help our spouses/partners/caregivers deal with this? I try to reassure him. I sometimes pretend I'm stronger than I am and try to "hide" a lot of my pain and fear and frustration from him. He knows me too well for that to work.
What can we do?