yep, having a supportive partner really helps. my guy trusts me 100% with our situation. Enough that ever since we got a modest inheritance from his grandma's estate, we're pretty much spending it all on HCPs - a year's chiro for the family ($1500/yr), homeopathy, shiatzu & TCM, and all my crazy supplements and weird food rotations & EDs.
having someone who you don't have to defend your position constantly is amazingly helpful. even when you waffle and feel crazy. DH lets me sit and ramble and talk thing out with him. I often say that things don't "count" unless I've said them outloud, and I will often contradict myself four times in 5 minutes, but it helps me get ideas out and make connections.
the positive side effect is that he is mostly there on the diet himself and has lost weight (good thing, he had a few extra lbs hanging around), healed a lot of his skin issues, and figured out his heartburn triggers.
i think when they see it in action i their own bodies, it helps immensely. he's also seen me cure my IBS & drop 30-40lbs (again, a good thing, had some extra fluff going on
) by cutting out gluten, soy & dairy. so, that's pretty powerful stuff.
ETA: DD1 was conceived the second I went off the pill, practically. We'd only been married 2.5m. We were planning on TTC the following month (figured it would take AT LEAST a cycle for my body to normalize) but didn't think it would happen so bloody fast. It's funny that our challenging LOs were so insistent on coming when then came. I think it speaks to a higher connection/reason for coming into our lives. Like I said in another thread: my LO came to heal me. I thank her for it continually. And I strive to remember this in the day to day stuff. I'm having issues with frustration and anger (yelling
) right now. Actually just sort of spikey outbursts when my frustration level peaks. I'm wondering how that correlates with all the stuff going on with us biochemically right now.