I joined a couple of years ago and at the time didn’t really post, but I’ve been struggling a lot lately and I guess I’m just trying to find some support. I am a carer for my other half, he has been unwell for a while but just recently got diagnosed with ME (chronic fatigue syndrome). It’s been really bad at the moment and he’s in bed all day.
I do my best to stay positive and get on with things but it’s hard when no-one around us really understands. I’m 29 and most people my age are moving on in life, getting married, buying homes or having children. I love my other half so much, we’ve been together nearly 7 years and I am completely committed to him, but it still feels unfair that we can’t do much. I understand caring for anyone at any age is hard but it feels like I’m missing out on life because his illness has changed everything. If we could just have had another 5 years before he got ill maybe we’d have children, now I don’t know that there’s any hope of that. I feel like I’m grieving for the life we could have had.
Is anyone else here in a similar situation?