I began seeing someone in March last year. We had a great few months and were very happy.
In September I began having symptoms and I was diagnosed in December with RRMS.
I had a number of relapses between September and December and have finally shaken off the last lot of symptoms. My energy levels are back to normal and I felt the fog lift somewhat.
But the last month, my boyfriend has been stressing over the relationship. He felt it all moved so fast and that even though he cares about me and I made him happy, he just can’t cope with the relationship at the moment and needs some time apart to deal with it. He says it’s not about the illness. He also says that he thinks it’s very possible that once he has had some time he will want us to try again but for now, he just can’t handle it.
I’m devastated. I can’t help but feel the MS had a huge role in this and it makes me angry. I probably did rely on him far too much when I was feeling ill as my friends and family were so upset about my diagnosis that I hid a lot from them. But he seemed so strong and able to handle it that I leaned on him.
I know there is nothing I can do now but give him the space he needs and get on with my life.
But I’m just wondering if anyone else experienced something like this, where after initial diagnosis their other half freaked out? How did it work out?
BTW, he is 42 years of age and I’m 30.