My father in law said that very thing to me. My husband is sick and so right now things can't be how I hope they could be. Learning more each day. I think I will just have to have some "girl" time til he can get better. I also think to myself that I said "In sickness and health" when we married. That sorta brings me back to earth when I'm all up in my head about everything.
I have written him letters but he never responds. Texting is the best way we communicate right now unfortunately. He doesn't have to face me to talk I guess. Sometimes he doesn't even respond to text though, but I make sure I let him know somehow how I am feeling.