I am so cried out that I don’t have any tears left. Let me start at the beginning. I was diagnosed with sleep apnea two years ago and I have to sleep with a face mask that provides me with a steady flow of oxygen or I wake up exhausted and nauseous.
My boyfriend and I have been together for almost four years and he was very supportive while I was going to doctors’ appointments and the sleep clinic trying to figure out why I was exhausted all the time. When I finally got my diagnosis of sleep apnea and started sleeping with my face mask, I felt self-conscious about how I looked.
He said that I was beautiful no matter what. All he cared about was my health. I believed him. Last night we got into a nasty fight because despite the fact that we have been engaged for three years he refuses to talk about setting a wedding date. He said the most vicious things to me, including calling me a “wildebeest” because of how I look with the facemask on at night.
I am so hurt and offended that I don’t know if I can ever forgive him. I feel like a fool for ever trusting him to begin with. I’ve invested so much of my life in this relationship, though, that I don’t want to just end things over one fight. I really trust your opinion. What do you think I should do?
Hurt and Confused,
Dump his behind. You deserve better. Don’t invest one more second of your life on this so-called “relationship.” Please drop me an e-mail when you’ve replaced this loser with someone worthy of your affections.
All my best,