Dear Therapist: We Divorced My Dying Wife As Soon As She Was No More

Dear Therapist: We Divorced My Dying Wife As Soon As She Was No More

After 5 years of being her caregiver, I couldn’t keep the emotional or financial expenses alone any further.

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Dear Therapist,

I happened to be married to my spouse for three decades. In 2012 she had been identified as having Huntington’s illness. It’s a brain that is hereditary fatal without any remedy or treatments. It gradually took her away mentally and actually. She had been 47 at the time.

For five years I happened to be her caregiver that is sole her, dressing her, feeding her, etc. In 2017, i really could carry on not any longer and had to put her in a care facility that is long-term. I became burnt down. Right after, I filed for divorce or separation since the price of her care ended up being bankrupting me personally. If she had been solitary her care ended up being covered. Continue lendo “Dear Therapist: We Divorced My Dying Wife As Soon As She Was No More”