- May 26, 2014
Hi all. I do not personally have fibromyalgia, a friend does. This couple has been married 3 years, together 5. She was diagnosed a year ago or so. He has been very supportive. He helps her with anything she needs and supports her. The problem is this is starting to put a strain on the relationship because she won't do anything, never leaves the house. He never goes anywhere if she won't. She can be having good days for 3-4 in a row. But it seems every time they make plans to go somewhere, an hour or so beforehand she all of a sudden doesn't feel well, even if she has been doing great all day. This is making him start to feel like she just wants to be at home and never do anything. .. Never really live. My question is this, is this normal? He doesn't even come to visit family much anymore because of not wanting to leave her home alone. He is now at the point of breaking though where he said he will just start going places without her if invited and now she is saying he doesn't love her, doesn't support her and basically whole guilt trip. I hate to see either of them like this, basically just withering away at home alone. I guess I am just trying to figure out if this is how fibromyalgia affects people or if she is now using it as an excuse to be anti-social. Thank you for any input you all can provide. It is much appreciated.