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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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about 19 hours ago
kim-e-bear said...
I'm glad you got some good news. I understand getting frustrated having to remind them of things. For me it's when I tell my hubby ... more
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1 day ago
wildrosejmj said...
Yikes. All I can suggest is to talk to an attorney. I can't imagine that they can make you work if you are his caregiver. Besides,... more
1 day ago
emptynest said...
Rosethorn, we applied for & succefully received SSD benefits. Information on Social Security Disability is available at SSA.GOV. ... more
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2 days ago
shirley conley said...
I'm so sorry Grizzycat. Seems like life is hell bent on throwing curveballs at a person over and over. Experiencing same thing under ... more
2 days ago
Suzannesh said...
I am so very sorry that ALL this is going on in your life. Have you tried to contact a Social Worker at your local Health Department... more
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3 days ago
wildrosejmj said...
I'm so sorry. Be sure to take time for yourself. If you haven't yet, check with your local health and human services agencies to se... more
3 days ago
shirley conley said...
Being a caregiver , especially in extreme circumstances such as yours is very draining and lonley. Having to quit your job , as you ... more
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3 days ago
shirley conley said...
Thank-you Janneywag! Got your hug. Tried to send one to you but didn't work for some reason. My son has Williams Syndrome and my hus... more
3 days ago
Janneywag said...
Thanks Shirley for your kind comments. My son is 32. He had to come back to live with us after being hospitalized for a breakdown. It... more
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5 days ago
wildrosejmj said...
I can definitely hear the hurt and frustration in your post. I get that you want absolution for leaving and to be told that you dese... more
5 days ago
wildrosejmj said...
I meant to reword that before sending to say that "I wonder if a divorce support board might be more helpful." My apologies. We need an edit feature on this site. :o)
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7 days ago
Corney56 said...
I know how you feel my husband has Parkinson's and everything you said describes my husband to the tee, really drains me, sometimes w... more
5 days ago
wildrosejmj said...
I'm so sorry, Corney. The big thing here today was that he wanted to buy some supplement for muscle building that also promises to c... more
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9 days ago
Suzannesh said...
Kim, I think talking with his doctor would be where I would start. I also would do some reading up on this kind of behavior. I am ... more
8 days ago
RosaR said...
Hello Kim, Thank you for sharing your situation with us. I am sorry to hear of your husband's MS and medical issues. Thank you Suz... more
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10 days ago
wildrosejmj said...
(((HUGS))) I hear the frustration and can definitely imagine how difficult this must be. My husband never helped out much either, b... more
10 days ago
wildrosejmj said...
Oh, and I meant to tell you that I couldn't read your last paragraph. I was able to see the rest of it by copying and pasting it, but there is something messed up in the formatting and I couldn't get the rest of the last paragraph.
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