Alright I have been hanging around for a little while now and I assume that those who have been reading my symptoms know that my condition is for real. My ex-wife/girlfriend/roommate/life partner (confusing situation) has acted like she is ready to leave me. She does this often so I don't get too concerned about it (like my five year old throwing a fit) this seems to be how she gets attention. However, the stress of my medical condition coupled with her being forced to work for the first time in 12 years (that I have known her) is really causing major stress for me and her I am sure. She works a graveyard shift for the state government in a residential treatment center (Rehab). So we don't see each other much which compounds our problems. She spends so much time in bed that during her work week we barely see each other. I have taken the responsibility for taking care of the house, my four step kids and our biological child. Which again on symptom days is a challenge but I do pretty well all things considered. I still been able to take care of the house bills (large disability check from veterans administration) but now with me not working there isn't much money left on my part. She isn't earning much and seems to be unable to budget so that stress is hard. Part of me wishes she would leave while another part of me wishes she would stay. The thing that kills me is how she makes smart remarks about me going back to work and I don't really have these problems, or they are not as bad as I make them seem. Really she wants to quit her job and stay home, which I understand but that isn't practical at least for the moment. I don't know what to do or say. If this is any indication of how big her fits are I have her wedding ring on my pinkie and she has her "get away bag" sort of packed. I guess if I could say anything about how I feel like a punk or weak it is more for the benefit of the kids that I tolerate this behavior. I thought about the old me, (twenties me) and I would have told her to leave the first time she pulled a stunt like this. Now maybe I feel like I "need her". Weird situation but looking for some wisdom so hit me with it.