hi all, i'm in my 40's and i have fibromyalgia, really bad allergies, sinus problems, and other maladies. i have not worked for about 6 years due to these problems. my partner makes good money and has willingly supported me during this time, without question. my situation may change quite soon. my partner and i have been together for about 20 years. we've had a lot of problems the past 4 to 5 years, and it's looking less and less hopeful that we will be able to work things out. if we split up, i will have to figure out a way to support myself. we are not married, so i will not have any rights under law, such as alimony etc.. i could be starting over without a penny to my name. my parents are elderly and would not be able to help me. i have no other relatives. i do not want to impose on my friends. if we split up, what am i going to do? i don't even think i could get disabiltiy because i have avoided going to the doctor for my problems, so there is no recent record of my being ill and having problems. i avoided doctor visits because i feared losing my current insurance provider (the company is not doing well) in the future, and did not want all kinds of recent health problems on my record...knowing it would make it hard to get accepted by a new insurance provider someday. working FOR somebody is not really an option (unless they are very flexible with hours, or i could work from home), because of poor sleep, repetive motion strain and all the other reasons i had to quit my job 6 years ago. i have some good hours most days, but i don't think i'm employable in the general market. i'm scared! what will happen to me?