I read a great post on how to explain chronic pain. I was just wondering if there was a good and articulate way to explain to your significant other what it is like to be you. How do you explain that you are off of work to get better and figure out what is going, that you are not just taking easy? How do you explain I need your help now with the trash or dinner and not when you feel like it. How do you explain that even though you have been home all day that you are exhausted? How do you explain just because you are home does not make you 100% responsible for the home? How do you explain that you are scared? I have tried open and sincere words but they just don't seem to get through.