Pain itself is enough to place a strain on a relationship - add in a cocktail of mind altering "medicine" and you raise the chance for discord, irritibility and a ton of other factors that can make you and your partner miserable
In essence you are a different person Jason. The pain (and the meds) kinda change all of us.
Even the BEST relationships suffer when one of you have pain.
Try to sit down and express your feelings with your wife WHEN YOUR AT YOUR BEST whenever your pain is low and your mind the clearest - choose that time of day.
If your partner is supportive your very lucky, Thank her for her support.
- NONE of us can get through this alone - that's why I am here typing this and your here reading it
- we ALL need support emotionally to deal with things. I really believe our partners suffer too, they miss the "Old Us" and feel helpless to change the situation their dealt.
What type meds are you on?
I have changed meds several times because I didn't like how they made me feel or act.
Keep us posted
and Good Luck!