A writing by a Master/slave from Arizona on Fetlife about the subject of when a Master suffers from a disorder or depresssion drew me in to write a comment back. I’m rewriting it slightly since the context of the original post isn’t here.
A great many Master/slave pairings have invisible things that we deal with that people don’t see unless they are part of our loved ones or chosen family. Health issues, physical/mental disorders/diseases. It is a struggle sometimes and it’s not easy to get through, on top of maintaining a dynamic that links those involved so intimately. We’ve written about that with regards to lupus (here) and to Aspergers (here and here).
Slave angie and I walk this road daily. It is hard and sometimes it does suck and yet it is so worth it, because this thing that we share is so much bigger than the sum of us.
When we share about our experiences and teach about how to copy with these issues within an M/s dynamic, we hear from a lot of M/s couples who deal with similar as well. So if you are reading this and you face an issue like many of us do – you are not alone. You can get through this.