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Caring for a Spouse

Welcome to this online support group for spousal caregivers! Please introduce yourself - Ask for advice - Share your experiences caring for your husband, wife or partner. Talk about ailments and treatments, caregiving and relationship challenges, daily life, your tips for others. Vent, laugh, and come back to this online support group as often as you need to feel less alone. Some featured conversations to help you get started...

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1 day ago
Suzannesh said...
It is a BIG load to have to do all by yourself. Have you checked any place in your community, to see if you would qualify for some h... more
1 day ago
Aligar said...
Anonymous, I am a caregiver of a 100% disabled veteran. I contacted a Social Worker paid by the VA and she asked if I needed anythin... more
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5 days ago
Suzannesh said...
rickip My heart goes out to you. You are very normal with all your feelings. We never thought this was what we were going to be doi... more
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6 days ago
AnnieRoonie13 said...
Aw that is so nice! I am happy for you that good times are happening. You take advantage and celebrate those days that bring you great joy! Bless you both!
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8 days ago
Suzannesh said...
It is OK to feel the way you are feeling. I feel like I always have to check and make sure the meds are right, because more than onc... more
8 days ago
AlaskaMT said...
Suz - hope you don't mind me shortening your name :) thanks for the support! I took myself out for lunch today and am watching some mindless tv. I do think if I could find more hours in the day I would still never have enough time!
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9 days ago
pguenther said...
My husband has aphasia too. Same problems. Except he can drive but I know the loneless with it. My husband a stroke 3 years. He is 50... more
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9 days ago
How long have you been married? Did you have a good marriage before he became its way ? I am sorry for you and him. Can you get help ?
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9 days ago
RosaR said...
Hello Suzaannesh, Welcome and we are glad you are here. This is a great place to vent, be encouraged and more. Thank you for sharin... more
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10 days ago
Suzannesh said...
Boy, I can't say I have a load as heavy as yours. Please don't feel guilty about what you are feeling. YOU have every right to ALL ... more
10 days ago
Alaska, We are not superhuman. We need to let it out. Women have always thought we could do anything to make everything right. Bo... more
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11 days ago
Suzannesh said...
Hi Sal60, This is a hard thing to have to do. Have you considered asking him to go walk with you. My husband and I walk everyday. ... more
11 days ago
AnnieRoonie13 said...
Sal60 It is heart breaking to see our loved ones struggle. It is had to be on duty 24/7 too. I had contacted all the area resources... more
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11 days ago
AnnieRoonie13 said...
First of all don't let your co workers dictate how or when you use your time you earned, They have not walked in your shoes and have... more
10 days ago
AlaskaMT said...
It can be hard to explain to coworkers - I feel that too. I had FMLA before and I am considering doing intermittent again. Thanks for sharing your vent.
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13 days ago
Patti H. said...
DEAR JENNIFER, I WILL BE PRAYING FOR YOU AND YOUR FIANCÉ, I TOO AM GOING THROUGH WHAT YOU EXPRESS, THE FEELING OF BEING ALONE AND NOT... more
11 days ago
Jennifer, Is He a Man of Faith? Brain Cancer is such a painful disease. I will also be Praying as well as Patti and others that Go... more
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