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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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2 days ago
RosaR said...
Hello Age, Thank you for sharing your current situation with us. I am sorry to hear of the husband's health concerns and challenges... more
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4 days ago
This is a hard situation but I see no reason that you cannot put flowers on his grave. Surely His children have, after all these yea... more
3 days ago
Lostcause said...
I know I may be looking for trouble. It is probably the 24-year chip on my shoulder. I have been conditioned to consider their feelings first and last. I'm sure it will all come out in the wash. Thank you for putting it in perspective.
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5 days ago
superstring said...
This sounds like my husband a few years ago. He's healthy but has dementia and some physical disability. It only gets worse, and you ... more
5 days ago
Nolightintunnel said...
I've signed up for a class at Center 50+ called Savvy Caregivers. It starts Oct. 7 for 6 weeks. I'm hoping that will help. But lik... more
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6 days ago
superstring said...
Support group, support group, support group! Lots on this website, different situations, check out all the forums. My personal take... more
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6 days ago
I get that I am supposed to take time for me,but it is hard. I want to live, I don't want to be tied down. I want to do things with someone. It is so hard when it is your spouse and you are still young (50 ish).
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8 days ago
madmaggie said...
So sorry for your sadness Marie....it is very hard to keep our exhaustion, frustration etc...out of our voices and actions at times! ... more
8 days ago
oldtimer3 said...
I second that, got to get away for a little bit every chance you get. Didn't I read that you get respite care weekly? If so, that what it is for...
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10 days ago
There are several of us in your boat here on Caring. I've been part of a thread here for 3 1/2 years and haven't felt lonely yet. W... more
10 days ago
AnnieRoonie13 said...
I agree with Linda. Just knowing that others are going through simular thoughts, feelings and caregiving issues can be helpful in ke... more
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11 days ago
Well mwines 68 I feel your pain as well as your joy. It is so hard at times but gives us so much joy as well. And one little apprec... more
11 days ago
You do have a lot to deal with. I'm glad to hear you have some outside help. It's so important for you to have a break once in awhile. Please continue to take care of yourself. Keep relying on God's strength!
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