Bad News, Emotional Reactions & Space
My girlfriend and I have a strong relationship built on trust, love, honesty, dedication and compassion. However, we've both had to struggle a lot in life. You would think that we'd each be used to handling a lot and that not much would phase either of us, right? Me too.
However, that doesn't seem to be the case. The doctors swear that I have an Undiagnosed genetic disorder. The test that examines all protein-coding genes is due back by Tuesday and chances are, something will show. Not sure we'll like what we find and she's taking the anticipation (symptoms aside) worse than I am.
Her emotions went more awry than I've ever seen in the year we've been together. She's beating herself up inside and no matter how much I try, there doesn't seem to be a right way to support her through this. It's hard enough for me to support me as it is.
Now she's requested space. I'm giving her the space and she's reiterated a thousand times that she's not leaving me. I have no doubt that she's not leaving me, but how do I support her through this and support me at the same time? No human being should ever have to go through this and I don't blame my girlfriend for feing the way she does, but how do I support her, me and cope with m symptoms simultaneously while still trying to live my life 'business as usual?' I love her to death and she's been my biggest supporter through this. I owe her more than I could ever repay.
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