I really thought he had an understanding that this was a chronic disease, and there was no cure. Then, he comes up with this! He said I am not *trying* hard enough to get well, because I stopped exercising when my CFS flared. He cannot seem to understand that it made me feel violently ill. I have gone back to work full time, and I do not mind telling you that I earn well into 6 figures, and that has a huge impact on my decision to return to work. He, of course, likes the money, too, as it makes it easier for his business to grow as well as our portfolio. We have plans this year to build additional commercial property, as well as a larger home for investment, so quitting work to focus on my health is not feasible. I tried to explain that to truly get *BETTER* (and I am pretty well managed) that I would need to quit my job to remove stress, focus on working out at the gym, diet, massages, maybe just do hobbies of crafts. I can tell he is getting to resent that I am not 100%, and that he feels like he is stuck with a defective person. I try not to complain about my illness, but it is pretty apparent he is sick of me being sick. Of course, not as much as I am tired of it!! I know this affects the whole family, and maybe we should go for counselling. You know, I have known this guy for 27 years, and I always thought he was my friend. Thanks for letting me vent. This DD stinks.