A couple of weeks ago I found myself trying to explain to my husband,( who I have to say is very supportive and will do anything I ask) , about my limited energy. I told him about the "spoons theory" which PMRpro and others have mentioned on here. I didn't think too much more about it at that time.
This afternoon my husband walked down the lane from our house to the main road to collect the refuse bin which was due for emptying today. He returned empty-handed and said "Well, that was a complete waste of a spoon..."
I could have wept with joy! What a breakthrough..........
Metaphors are such a powerful way to get the message heard. If you haven't read about the spoons theory, have a look here and share it with your family and friends.