Do you like to be left alone? Or do you like to have someone dote on you a little and really look after you?
DP and I hardly ever get sick, so it's taken over 3 years of being with him to learn that we are a little different in how we respond to illness in others. DP believes that people get well sooner if they are left alone, mostly, and he likewise tends to leave me be if I am not well (which has literally only been a couple of times in 3 years).
I, on the other hand, am like a nurse when anyone is sick and am constantly checking on them and checking that they're ok. I think it's because my mum was like this and I also like to be looked after if I'm sick. So...the couple of times I've been sick I have felt a bit miffed when DP leaves me well alone. Lol.
Right now he's a bit sick with what looks like the beginnings of a cold or something, and I asked him if he prefers to be left alone when he's sick. He said "Yeah...I guess. Probably." He is so seldom sick, as am I, so I'm not too worried, but I have communicated to him that I expect a little more attention if I'm unwell