I feel like my endometriosis has been getting progressively worse since my diagnostic laparoscopy in August last year. Whilst I'm struggling to cope mentally and physically with the pain (getting no support from professionals) I feel like my family members no longer believe what I experience is real. They think I'm over exaggerating or making it up. Any complaints or passing comments are met with swift "hmmms" or a bitter "aren't you always/nothing new there". I'm not looking for sympathy or solutions to my problem from family, I'm just looking to be listened to. But I feel like they expect me to have moved on by now and to just accept my fate. It's hopeless. The only saving grace is my boyfriend, who's my rock in every way through all of this.