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In Sickness and in Health

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Solasum Tue 20-Dec-16 08:52:51

I will start off by saying that I am a bit annoyed anyway as have basically been dumped with the inlaws (overseas) with our DS while DP is ill elsewhere. We can communicate, but only enough for basics really.

I am finding DP's constant illnesses
really off putting. He eats a poor diet and does no exercise as he is always working, plus we have constant source of germs courtesy of the nursery which doesn't help.

We have all had a stomach bug in the not too distant past, and now have colds. Except DP apparently has flu and had such bad stomach pain he had to go to A&E 3 times. This obviously means he is unable to do anything useful, expects huge amounts of attention etc.

I caught him with a nail by accident the other day, and he reacted the same way I would if I smashed my hand with a hammer. There wasn't even a mark on his hand.

I don't think I am unsympathetic when people are genuinely ill. It just feels a bit like the boy who cried wolf. I have to push through it when I am equally ill, and don't understand why he doesn't too.

Any advice?

YetAnotherGuy Tue 20-Dec-16 21:41:57

Hypochondria is typically the sign of an attention seeker

Here it sounds like someone who wants to escape responsibility

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