As a Spouse of Someone in Chronic Pain

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Today I’m talking about my thoughts on living with a spouse who is in Chronic Pain. Let’s be honest, it’s not the brightest of topics, but I think I found three benefits to this experience, three blessings – in a way – that have made our lives and relationship with each other better, and I’d like to share those with you in this video.

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Serenity Skye says:

Hey guys, just wanted to let you know how much I love and appreciate you two and how much I look forward to all the videos you upload.

I have severe chronic migraines and undiagnosed chronic pain in general. I feel so guilty whenever I have to tell my s/o that I don't want to go out or that I can't get out of bed or that I can't do something because I know I'll pay for it later.
It's so hard because those two are obviously physically exhausting but they're also mentally fatiguing as well! Paired with anxiety/depression, it feels like life is just really out to get you sometimes.
I appreciate being able to hear Simon's point of view and have him just be totally honest with how he feels. Its very sweet that he has tried to elaborate on the blessings in disguise that come with being the s/o of someone with chronic hinderances. It's nice to be able to see that we really aren't nuisances to the ones that truly care for us.
On a separate note; Thank you for being such wonderful entertainers and people. I'm so glad I found your channel years and years ago (been following since Korea!) I've never really commented on any channels or tried to reach out on YouTube until a few months ago when you guys did a live stream and you said my name! You noticed a comment I posted about living in Michigan and I was over the moon!! I'm pretty sure my soul left my body.
You're the channel I go to when I'm having a bad day. I love you both and I wish nothing but the best for you. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Kitty Marie says:

thank you so much for this video. as someone with chronic stomach pain i constantly worry about being a burden to my partner. this really made me feel so much better

Bonasita2 says:

I love how understanding you are about what Martina goes through. I’ve got fibromyalgia and it has taken years for my husband to really get how sometimes I just am not up to doing things. Thanks for sharing this, Simon.

RIXRADvidz says:

and Simon, you have learned at a very early age, that the most important moment is the moment Right Now. the future will always be there, the past is done. today, now, is all we have, so we make the best of it by caring for others.

RIXRADvidz says:

Simon, Precious Beloved. your compassion and love envelope every space you enter because you have a source of unconditional love to draw from, your Precious and Beloved Wife. Bigg Huggs and Tons of Love !!!

schalazeal07 says:

You guys are such great people! <3 <3 <3

Maguvial Carter says:

is a doctor standing outside the ER room door of a patient HE'S WHAT? BLEEDING?!!! WHAT. WHAT'RE WE GONNA DO.
walks in calmly

Katy Burns says:

The first Simon and Martina video I saw was the one where Simon talks about the significance of his latest tattoo. Even if these sort of videos aren't as fun and they're hard to film, its so important. It drew me in because felt like I could connect with you on a human level when you shared your struggles and the way you cope with them together. I struggle with depression and I've only recently started reaching out to others and incorporating self care into how I cope with it. Thank you so much for being a healthy example and inspiration to thousands of people.

molletjenien says:

Thank you for this video. My husband has Lupus and was just diagnosed with heart failure. It's been an enormous change for him (and us), going from having a successful military career to being stuck at home struggling with his health and always being tired.. It's put a lot of pressure on me to provide and to take care of him. It has been a challenge to stay positive sometimes. It is good to be reminded to the positive sides.

MC Domingo says:

I loved this. What a beautiful perspective.

Megapixels Media Photography says:

Thank you simon! Needed this video today 🙂 keep these coming

becca spragg says:

I don’t have physical pain but I do suffer with anxiety and watching this makes me grateful for my husband. He is my anchor when the storms come and he enriches my life so much. You guys are awesome blessings to both of you.

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