I have noticed that past crashes were frequently accompanied by a lot of crying - heavy crying. Well, the last couple of days, I have been very teary and today by evening, I was just plain sobbing. I dreamed last night that I was well and that I lived on my own and had friends over. There was just this feeling of joy in the dream. My 3 nearly grown daughters were in it and they lived nearby. We actually went shopping together in the dream! Then, I woke up. I dragged myself out to the couch where I now live my life. Suffice it to say, I am in pain. My husband is a very negative person and started complaining immediately about how burdened he is with housework. Half of what he feels must be done is actually not a necessity, in my opinion. I just hate to hear his complaining. My eldest daughter is a senior in high school - homeschooled - and terribly sick with ME, also. She needs help washing her hair and brushing her teeth. Apparently, she and I are burdens - BIG burdens. He denies it, but I think it is pretty clear. The other 2 daughters are 13 and 16 and are also homeschooled. The 16 yr old has been diagnosed with ADD and anxiety disorder. She is very behind on schoolwork and doesn't seem to care. She lays in bed nearly all day and says she feels weak and has no appetite. She is 5'6" and about 90 lbs. Her recent physical showed low Vitamin D but that was all. I am starting to wonder if she has ME, too, but her immune system was strong as an ox when she was a kid whereas her big sister's was weak like mine. She does have joint pain, however. She says she can't wait until she is old enough to be out on her own and is not open to a close relationship with me - which is a grief to me. We are facing some significant financial challenges later this year, too. I can't decide if I am just overwhelmed the same as a well person would be or if the stress is causing a crash. I definitely cannot think straight and don't know what actions to take about any of these issues. Anyone willing to help with suggestions or just a little encouragement? Thanks, in advance.