My husband kind of took it as personal affront and inconvenience to him that I could not function as "the engine that could" as I once did.I don't think he believed me, and he felt taking care of me on any level was not for him.

and would just continue to more deeply resent me, for the fact that I struggled to put dishes in the dishwasher, asked for help carrying the groceries, and had to leave a party early, etc.

How have other people dealt with this in their primary love relationships- and did it/ does it have an impact?

By Amy Finley My husband was born and spent his childhood in France, and you could say that from the moment we met, living in Paris, and fell in love, he wooed me with words. Back home in the States, the stresses just accumulated like cascading dominoes over five years of marriage: two small children + mounting...

He'd speak French — really, he could have been describing the laundry — and my knees would positively buckle. Clinical psychologist Rosalind Kalb, vice president of the professional resource center at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, says, "Even in the best marriages, it's hard.

Hi, I am now single, now, and trying to make better choices about a new partner.

Being in chronic pain and knowing this is going to be life for me, unless that miracle new spine they are growing for me at Walmart works ;} out... I don't if I should give up on trying to find a supportive partner or look for a very special type of person and hope he shows up for me...While my marriage had its issues prior to my chronic back pain and round of surgeries etc that started 5 years, I do think my chronic pain had a huge negative impact on my marriage.I was wondering if others have experienced this as well and how they dealt with it.You feel trapped, out of control, and helpless." But with patience and commitment, there are ways you and your partner can deal with the strain a chronic illness can place on your relationship.Relationships can suffer when people don't discuss problems that have no easy or obvious solution, Kalb says.And that lack of discussion can lead to feelings of distance and a lack of intimacy.