I sat in bed last night wondering how miserable my life would be without my wonderful wife. I kept the magnitude of my pain from her for so long to appear stronger than I was. I was the type of person that made excuses for not doing things that would put me in pain without any explanation to her. She still stayed with me through it all. It took 7 years of marriage to finally fess up wondering how the news would be received. I learned that something like love can outweigh something as silly as chronic pain. She listened, and tried to understand. It became apparent that even though someone isn’t going through the same problems you are, that they can still show empathy toward it. I can definitely imagine a more difficult life without a companion that shows unconditional love. I probably should have come clean earlier, but my most wonderful wife understood my reasons. It has made my days more bearable knowing that I can freely talk to someone without judgement. I guess the moral of this story is that we shouldn’t be afraid to reach out to our companions when we are hurting in any capacity. I definitely feel less pain when around her. As I stated previously. I don’t know what life would be like without her.