Meaghan Mulholland is still dealing with several wide-ranging symptoms after testing positive for COVID-19 over a year ago. The long-hauler’s health issues have put a strain on her marriage ever since. huffpost.com/entry/long-hau…
"I don’t feel very fun these days. I feel the furthest thing from it, in fact; I feel like a burden,” Mulholland writes of her relationship as she continues to experience near-daily headaches, joint pain, a racing heartbeat and fatigue. huffpost.com/entry/long-hau…
Mulholland says her husband has no choice but to be Super Dad. “He is the one working full time as our family’s breadwinner while also shuttling the kids to activities and appointments, cooking meals and handling all the other mundane tasks that keep a household functioning.”
The couple deals with feelings of frequent invisibility. “I feel sometimes like a ghost in the house — shut away in a shadowy room, listening as life goes on without me,” says Mulholland. Meanwhile, the toll her chronic illness has on her husband often goes unnoticed by others.
Mulholland says one of the worst effects of long COVID is the friction it's caused in her marriage. "Though my husband rarely complains outright, I can sometimes feel the frustration and resentment emanating off him like steam from a boiling pot." huffpost.com/entry/long-hau…
Read Mulholland’s full essay about how her entire family is coping with her long COVID symptoms. huffpost.com/entry/long-hau…

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