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I was diagnosed with severe rheumatoid arthritis. How do I speak with my wife about it?

By Anonymous February 6, 2012 - 10:13am
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I have trouble explaing to my wife, who by the way is a RN about how it is affecting me. When I tell her I am having a flare or that I am exhausted, she has nothing to say. I guess it's because I have had it so long that it doesn't affect her anymore. Do you have a suggestion as to how I can approach her with how I feel or is there a website that explains more about what I am going through?

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i am 51 years old ,have always suported the family but now i have been paralized with severe RA,,, now my wife has to start working at local gas station because i have no ins and we are broke ,and the nicese that i built houfor us 20 years ago is not paid off ,well now she is being very mean to me and wants me to nove out and let her stay here to raise her daughter ,since i cant work anymore ,,does my 20 years of supporting her and our other three kids not count for anything?? i suggested that maybe she try to get a little better quality job ,,but she says oh this job is not good enough for you ,,well shes 46 years old and could get on at phone company making 11.60 an hour to start but she says 22 miles is to far to drive ,,I GIVE UP

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