editorNadia replied over 2 years ago:
That's a tough question, but he sounds like he's supportive and loving so trusting him may just be a leap of faith for you. If he says that he wants to be with you and support you, then try letting him in and let his response help you build that faith. It may help to educate him about epilepsy and talk to him about exactly how you'd like him to support you so he feels confident and comfortable with his ability to do that. There are some amazing organizations that educate, support, and advocate for people with epilepsy and their loved ones. I've actually worked with one for many years now that I would definitely recommend--it's called CURE (Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy, http://www.cureepilepsy.org) and they've built a wonderful nationwide community of incredibly supportive individuals, families and couples dealing with all the same issues that you mentioned here. Just remember: You deserve to be happy, fulfilled and unconditionally loved regardless of any health difficulties you might have. All the best to both of you.