if your partner can give you relief by listening, that presence is a gift. if your partner really gets that, I'm thinking it would meet their need for contribution.
maybe letting him know you appreciate the relief you feel would shift his perspective. ending with, ahh, that feels good. thanks for listening, you really helped me out. I know it's hard for you, so thanks. without that feedback, it's hard to guess.
Really happy to see this. :)
Feel better soon, Rebabear! Hope you have a speedy recovery!
Get well soon, Reba :)
What kinda fish you have?:)
3 small danios.