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Partners Dealing With Fm

Partners Dealing With Fm

I have been struggling like many for several years with various medications. The biggest problem I’m coming up against is what appears to be a complete lack of understanding of my physical needs from my partner. Are there any good books to help them understand how this affects me?
He woke me from a rest yesterday because the children were bored! Help!
Emma

posted February 19, 2018
A MyFibroTeam Member

I’ve had this diagnosis since 1985 and had 3 small children. There is a YouTube video that I shared with my husband and family. It is a cartoon. It’s called: Fibromyalgia: Explaining it to your loved ones. It is 5 minutes 53 seconds. It is by Jennifer Charette. I’ll add a picture of what it looks like. This has been the most helpful tool in trying to let another understand.

posted March 13, 2018
A MyFibroTeam Member

My husband had a hard time understanding. And still has moments. And has doubts about how I explain things. So I took him with me to the doctor and she explained things to him. He got to ask her questions. And had a better understanding. I don't know if that helps.

posted March 17, 2018
A MyFibroTeam Member

The fibro manual written by Ginevra Liptan. She is a doctor who has fibromyalgia.

posted June 27, 2018
A MyFibroTeam Member

I started to read this book out load to my husband while he was driving, it helped him to understand better that you need to not over foot and helpful hints to avoid situations that affect us. Funny he is a nurse like me but he still could not understand how I could use my ass at work and then had trouble walking home 5 blocks. But when I said S much as I love my job it’s going to kill me. He said no more, stay home and take are of yourself.

posted March 17, 2018
A MyFibroTeam Member

The best read for me is A Life Less Physical (alifelessphysical.com). So many great articles on Fibro. If you dig deep enough into it you can find an article about explaining your Fibro to loved ones. GREAT website!

posted March 13, 2018

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