There is one story about a mother with fibromyalgia and Graves’ disease. She is also married to a man with Bipolar 1. Despite these circumstances, the mother tries to manage her family as well as she could. Although this is not easy for her, her motherhood does not end where her illnesses begin. As a reader, you may also be struggling in the same situation. Perhaps, you have been coping and searching for ways to handle your family, as well as your health condition, without affecting your children or your spouse, or you could be looking for a ray of hope in a story that is similar to yours.
Fibromyalgia is a painful disease to have, affecting many of your physical activities. Being a mother with such a disease presents an even bigger challenge. If that’s not enough of a load to bear, the situation is made even more difficult when you have a bipolar spouse. This is not exactly the kind of happy ever after that many have in mind, but it is a reality that many face and have to live with everyday of their lives.
At some point, you have to make a choice, do you let the pain and disease rob you of happiness or do you find ways to cope with what you are feeling so you can live happily? You do not have to let disease affect your parenting and your marital relations. It all starts within you.
Even as you are burdened with coping with your own illness and your spouse’s mood disorder, take the time to look inside yourself and let the peace and love flow from your heart.
Despite your medical condition, you do have a choice to be happy or to be miserable. This is a choice that only you can make for yourself.
What is your story? What are your coping mechanisms? Please leave your comments below!!
I have a family which whom I love so much. I have three small children and a husband to look after. Along from being a mom and wife, I’m a woman with a myriad of interests -mom tips, health, personal development, decorating, organizing, finances, frugality, family time. I'm always looking for ways to better myself to pass along to my children
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