I'm starting to feel acceptance of the TMS diagnosis, mostly because everything in Sarno's book (rereading now) is so familiar to me. But if I do have TMS, I don't feel convinced it means I'll get better. If TMS is caused by anger or repressed emotions but you still have those emotions, can you get better from the TMS? I believe that my symptoms started because of issues with my husband. Things were really bad between us for a while. He was telling me that he wished we hadn't had children together and he didn't feel like he should do anything to help me take care of them because he didn't want them--not what I wanted to hear while working full time and two small kids! And so much more stressful when I started having chronic pain. Things are better now, after marriage counseling, but he still is very far from being a family man. On weekends, I am often on my own watching the kids while he wants "time to himself." And on top of that, my job has become more stressful. Fortunately, the kids have gotten older, which has made things easier for me. But I've still got plenty of stuff that makes me angry and anxious. Is it enough just to say that I realize these emotions are causing my pain? Or do I actually need to deal with the emotions?