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 to be her caregiver, i possibly couldn’t keep the psychological or financial expenses alone any further.

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Dear Therapist,

I became hitched to my spouse for three decades. In 2012 she ended up being identified as having Huntington’s infection. It’s a hereditary deadly brain condition without any remedy or remedies. It gradually took her away mentally and physically. She had been 47 at that time.

For 5 years I happened to be her caregiver that is sole her, dressing her, feeding her, etc. In 2017, i possibly could carry on no further and had to put her in a care facility that is long-term. I became burnt down. Soon after, we filed for divorce or separation due to the fact price of her care ended up being bankrupting me personally. If she had been single her care had been covered. Continue reading “Dear Therapist: We Divorced My Dying Wife As Soon As She Was No More”