Migraines & Romantic Relationships: February 2011 Headache Blog Carnival

Welcome to the February 2011 Headache and Migraine Disease Blog Carnival. Happy Valentine’s Day.

The Headache & Migraine Disease Blog Carnival has been created to provide both headache patients and people who blog about headaches with opportunities to share ideas on topics of particular interest and importance to us.

The theme of the February carnival is “Romantic Relationships & Migraines: How are they affected? Is it possible to build a new one? Does anything about living with a chronic condition bring you closer?”

In the past I’ve blathered on and on how great my husband is. We’re very lucky to have each other. And I’m not gonna lie: I’m incredibly thankful I’d locked him down before my migraines became this bad. I honestly can’t imagine trying to date while feeling and living like this. It would be hard to find the kind of person who will invest their time in you even when you don’t have much (if anything) to give. While I do try hard to reciprocate, I know it’s hard for him to have the burden of being the primary breadwinner and housekeeper.

We don’t always get along, but the truth is that it usually has very little to do with my illnesses. Where those are concerned he’s great. Understanding, supportive, accommodating, loving, kind. Unfortunately, chronic illnesses often end marriages. I can understand why, but my situation has brought us together and made us work harder and appreciate each other more. I couldn’t ever say my health situation is a good thing, but good things have arisen out of it.

Please read on for this month’s collection of posts.

Sharon shared Migraines & Marriage posted at Pouring Out My Insides.

Migrainista shared A Different Kind of Romance posted at Migrainista.

Kelly shared Does Chronic Illness Define Us As a Couple? posted at Fly with Hope.

Teri Robert shared Migraines & Heart Health posted at Migraine.com.

Jamie Valendy shared Romantic Relationships & Migraines posted at Chronic Migraine Warrior.

James Cottrill shared Vasodilation & Migraine: The Fail of a Theory posted at Headache & Migraine News Blog.

Thanks for all the wonderful posts on a very personal topic. I hope by sharing with each other we can see we’re not alone in the things we deal with every day.

Submit your blog post to the March 2011 edition of the Headache & Migraine Disease Blog Carnival using our carnival submission form or by sending your submissions to me by email (Unfortunately some of us have had problems with the submission form on the site from time to time. If you do please just send your post to me by email. I apologize in advance for any inconvenience). The theme will be “Life Hacks: Tweaking Work & Life to Deal with Migraines.” Submissions are due by midnight on Friday, March 11. The March carnival will be published by Emily at No Extended Warranty on Monday, March 14.