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Monday, December 28, 2015

Lyme Disease and Divorce

Does Lyme disease cause divorce?  It can certainly be a contributing factor.  I am sure that many have read about Avril Lavine and Yolanda Foster's much publicized divorces following their battle with Lyme disease.  Lyme disease seems to be a deal-breaker for many.

Sometimes the person who is battling Lyme disease is the one who chooses to end the relationship. Relationships are work.  A person with an illness like Lyme may not feel like participating in activities that they previously enjoyed, so it may just be better to be alone.  Yolanda Foster hinted at this on one of her blog posts.  I get it!  You need extra sleep that can be hard to get with a partner who watches TV in bed or snores all night.  Your diet needs to be restricted, and sometimes you are just too exhausted to fix a dinner at all and want to head straight to bed, instead of arguing over who fixes dinner and cleans up the kitchen. Your partner is too warm and wants the thermostat turned down, and you are cold at 71 degrees.  Being on your own with Lyme disease can be rough and lonely at times, but it  may mean less stress and a faster recovery.  So, turn off that cell phone and computer and sleep until noon on Saturday if it suits you!

1 comment:

  1. Are you battling Lyme disease alone? How are you able to cope by yourself? Do you have anyone for emotional support?