But is it OK? Does having narcolepsy make it OK to treat your family poorly?
Here's the scenario in a nutshell: the sleep center that "treats" him didn't have his prescription ready for pickup. (In the past they mailed it, but we put a stop to that when it was sent late every month). Before he drove all the way back there, I suggested we call first. He refused. I insisted. He refused again. We went back and forth for a bit, in an I-totally-disagree-but-I'm-calm way until he suddenly shouted at me, slammed the door in my face, and stormed to the car. I went outside, waving to him, but he ignored me and drove away.
I just wanted to remind him: don't drive angry.
I'm not one of those people who thinks an argument is the demise of a marriage. When two imperfect people live together, disagreements happen. But yelling and slamming things isn't good for any relationship unless you're WWE partners.
So is it narcolepsy's fault then?
I'm pretty confident that my husband will apologize later, and explain how he feels w/out his meds. I'll accept the apology and gently urge him to allow me to help him more. To be an advocate, I have to be allowed to help. I wanted to deal with the sleep center today, but he chose to go without me. I wanted to call to make sure that his 2nd
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But I'm not liking the way I'm feeling now either.
The answer? No. Nothing ever makes it "OK" to treat people you love like dirt. But sometimes there are valid excuses.
I'll let my husband give his later.