with more and more physical limitations, I’m beginning to not feel as much AS A WOMAN…
I sure understand. And the meds we have to take don't hep either
Karen I know right! It’s bad enough for people to understand what they can’t see…my husband tries to be supportive, but just doesn’t get it and frustrates him. Ugh!
We've had a couple of good threads on PsA on marriage, and PsA and sex.
I've found them for you! :)
Thank you Sybil!
Yes, men are "fixers". I agree that helping him understand objectively and maybe letting him do something to help you might make him feel good.
How can you educate your husband? At the risk of sounding sexist I think many men like to get their heads around things from an objective point of view - perhaps showing him some good info. on the web (or on here) might help - my husband is supportive but accompanying me to rheumy appointments and taking on the challenge of understanding a complex disease has helped him with that .... I don't know if he'd really 'get it' if he only had my personal experience to go on.
As for feeling less of a woman - I'd say that many women I admire or even envy for their beauty or just the way they live their lives are far from perfect .... you are still you, still the woman he married & in fact you are now coping with something very difficult which makes you an even better person, an even better woman. Simplistic of me to some extent I know but I reckon re-shaping our own image of ourselves in a positive way is one of the most important things with any chronic condition ... not that I personally find that easy but blooming heck I'm trying!