Couvade Syndrome

This syndrome is when a partner/best friend shares in someone’s prgnancy. Generally it occurs around the 3rd trimester and requires a lot of empathy.

Empathy I have in spades. But K and I, our systems have merged somehow and I have taken on some of her symptoms. Weird cravings, that seem to have settled for me. Mood swings all over the place. Crying over small things.

And now the latest…..nausea.

For those of you who think I am full of it. I hope that this never happens to you.

K was feeling really sick on Sunday evening and felt fine yesterday morning.

I, while feeling fine, suffered some of the worst nausea that I have had in a while. And it rolled over me. Given that I never had morning sickness with T this is not something I am pleased to be sharing.

K figures that if this keeps up, then I will get half her labor pains, making it much easier on her. I told her if that happened I was going to be an unhappy bestie. And I better get a contact high from the drugs she gets.

March 7/23

Safe Haven

It has been said
more than once
that getting to know me
understand me
see beyond me
is a challenging feat.
I seal my lips
asking question
after question
so I need not answer yours.
I fear to open up
panic to think
I must let anyone in
for should they realize
the darkness
the terror
the pain
that I keep buried inside
they weill cease to love me.
How can that be?
People who are meant to love me
have walked away
from me
when the dark came out to play.
leaving me bereft
although with you
I am beginning….
to talk
to share
to show my depth
for within you
within your arms
I have found a safe haven.
Sept. 24/18
Photo by Evgeniy Koryakin on Unsplash
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