So, after my last post about my SO, things had gotten really good between us. We were on the same page, I got a new job (back to a nursing assistant) working three 12 hour shifts a week with wonderful health insurance (I am literally making a difference in people’s lives, too). I thought things were going great. Last weekend, however, things went sour again.
He was about to leave to go to his brother’s place for the weekend on Friday evening(We’re near Cleveland, his bro is in Columbus). As he was leaving my blood sugar was 52 with a down arrow on my CGM…scary. I asked him to stay until my blood sugar stabilized but he was running behind and left. I was scared and hurt. I called a good friend of mine until I was okay (10 mins later) but stressed about it all weekend. When he came home on Sunday I confronted him about it. He told me he thought I would be fine because I had always been fine when my BG was low. I countered this by saying that everyone is fine until they’re not, and showing him what a down arrow means according to Dexcom (dropping 2-3 points per minute), although I’ve told him this before. Finally, he admitted that it was a d**k move to not even call/text to make sure I was okay.
Somehow, though, our fight turned into marriage. I’m a strong believer in marriage (he’s known this from the get go), everyone in my family is married and has never divorced. It came out that he doesn’t want to marry me now because my diabetes might get expensive in the future due to complications. I have great health insurance where I’m at and I have short term disability insurance that will cover COBRA benefits (if not more) should something happen to me. He honestly places no value in good health insurance and thinks I need to make more money in order to afford my health complications. I’ve gone over the numbers with him. Making 40K a year but paying 15K a year out of pocket for health expenses (which would have happened had I stayed at my old job) isn’t worth it. Where I’m at, I’m making lower middle class wages (I have no children to take care of, either), but out of pocket expenses will be close to $2500 a year!! He just doesn’t believe me. He thinks that insurance companies will just decide not to cover something out of blue. SO is talking about losing our theoretical house (we rent a townhouse now) and not being able to put food on the table should I have a heart attack or stroke or kidney failure or et.c. He told me that I talk about my D too much and am obviously just using it for attention (when I do something 24/7 I’m going to talk about it), he told me I’m not motivated enough, but I lowered my A1C from 7.9 to 6.4 in a matter of 8 months. SO acted like he understood the work I put in, but apparently not. I told him that I may talk about it, but I don’t talk about how scary it is, I don’t talk about how painful it is, I don’t talk about how exhausting it is.
Anyhoo, I spent that Monday at my parent’s house, and came back home the next day (this would have been a week ago). Every night since then, I think to myself that I’m going to leave, move in with my parents and rid myself of this toxic relationship. Every morning I’m in complete denial. I don’t think that I’m capable of understanding that anyone doesn’t want to marry me because I’m diabetic. I just can’t wrap my head around it. I’m going through the motions and not realizing what I’m doing. A very close work friend knows the situation. She looked at me today and, with compassionate eyes, told me “I can’t believe he won’t marry you because you’re diabetic, my heart hurts for you.” I cried hearing it out loud.
I know I need to leave. SO has shattered my self esteem. Sometimes I feel that I’m not deserving of anyone. That I’m just not good enough, and he made me feel this way. I know that moving in with my parent’s at my age won’t be good for my self esteem, but it isn’t permanent (though my Dad always told me I should live with them until i’m 30!)
I don’t know. I just knew that I could get this off my chest to people who would understand. Oh, and any kind words would be very welcome at the moment. Thank you all for listening, I’m generally not a dramatic person, I just… I just need support.