I've said it so many times, but I can never say it too many: My husband Cliff. Sharing his life with a woman living with Chronic Migraine is not what he thought he was getting himself into, but he doesn't let it ruin our relationship or the life we've built together.
He's a wonderfully supportive partner.
He becomes frustrated with Migraine and the way it controls our lives. I do, too. But he's great about not taking that frustration out on me.
Ten years in to our lives with Chronic Migraine, we both know we have to maximize the time I feel well enough to hang out and try not to dwell too much on the other times. If we have to resort to plan B (or C or D etc) he doesn't worry about it.
He springs into action to take care of me during an attack just the way my mom always has. He doesn't even flinch about coming home after a long day of work and cleaning up vomit.
But in writing this it occurred to me that in the years I've been blogging I may have created the impression our relationship is perfect by focusing too much on how awesome he is and almost not at all on our challenges. Believe me when I say we, like every other couple, have challenges. Luckily we also have a foundation of mutual respect and a deep commitment to making our relationship work. I honestly don't think I could have created a better partner if I was building one from scratch.
Now if only we could come into a huge pile of money so he didn't have to bear quite so much pressure of financially supporting us. But, hey, every superhero has challenges, right?
Content by Diana E. Lee.
DISCLAIMER: Nothing on this site constitutes medical or legal advice. I am a patient who is engaged and educated and enjoys sharing my experiences and news about migraines, pain and depression. Please consult your own health care providers for advice on your unique situation.