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March 18, 2012 at 2:04 pm in reply to: partners of people with these diseases – what do we do ? #1871
Thank you Diana and all those that have posted here thus far. I know it may be a little selfish of me, but I can’t help but feeling there are other partners on here as well as myself that could use a bit of encouragement. I ask all of you, even those that have not posted yet please please share your side of this. You may not even be in a relatinship or have ended one because of this. I ask all of you please do this for those of us that are partners, we need and want help and encourement too !! For those of you that have already posted you have my heartfelt thanks, if you can think of ANYTHING that might be of help please post it? Thanks to all, in advance.March 16, 2012 at 4:03 pm in reply to: partners of people with these diseases – what do we do ? #1858
Please continue posting in this section so that I may learn all I can. Thank you !!March 15, 2012 at 5:16 pm in reply to: partners of people with these diseases – what do we do ? #1852
Yes I am aware that everything will probably get a lot worse before it gets better. I also know it may not get better at all and may just continue on a downward spiral. I am as ready as I can be for this. There isn’t any resentment at all at this point and I don’t think I will allow any. I was fortunate enough to know her before all these symptoms hit her, and I have been with her every step of the way that she would allow. For me falling in love is more than a feeling one has, it is also an obligation, to stick things out. I have never thrown any of this up in her face and never have any plans of doing that. Even with all that she is going through she is one very amazing lady, and I would feel honored if she but allow me to go down this road with her. Yes I am aware that this won’t be easy. In my heart of hearts my fondest wish is for her to just know I am there or just a phone call away and that I can be trusted with this as well as anything else that might crop up. I have a strong Christian faith and that will carry me through anything. I also accept that no matter what I may be feeling, she is probably feeling worse. Love for me is not about conditions, it is about loving even when everyone else would run and hide. I do thank you for all of your input, I know all of you are going through some pretty tough things as well. I know it may have been an effort to share these things with me. Please feel free to share all that you can with me, I really want to understand and know all I can about this. If she could open up to me I would learn it from her, but she does not seem able to at this point. Please continue to post anything that might be of help. Thanks so much !!March 15, 2012 at 11:00 am in reply to: partners of people with these diseases – what do we do ? #1843
My girlfriend also seems to be suffering from some type of emotional intamacy avoidance issues (not sexual) and has refused to share with me any real feelings. Perhaps some of you will be kind enough to share the answers with me on this? How is it that you really want to be treated by your partner?