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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
Sheila1944 said...
I think it helps knowing that we are not alone is a difficult situation. A group composed of other caregivers helps. Hope you have a great day.
about 15 hours ago
Jonak, I love the Guidepost. We see that others are just like us and need prayer and understanding. Thanks for Sharing. Hugs.
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1 day ago
borderman49 said...
Throw an address with those hugs, I will come and collect. I am slowly figuring out how to use this site.
about 23 hours ago
borderman49 said...
Well it appears, I am starving for attention. I am constantly refreshing the screen, looking for replies and new comments. I guess, with all we go through, I might become more of a burden, than an asset to this site.
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1 day ago
Alexandra2015 said...
I'm new to this, but I want to send my good wishes and thought to you. I can see by the other comments here that it is VERY hard for the spouse. I have my husband with me and h... more
1 day ago
Jonak said...
Miss Anonymous, I know exactly from where you are coming from, I am the same way, and it is wearing me out too. Think on this, where will they be when we are completely unable... more
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1 day ago
ramiller said...
Boderman49, I commend you for your faithfulness to your wife. There is so much I want to say to you and ask you. There is in my opinion a hugh difference between living and exi... more
1 day ago
m5309 said...
So pleased to have found this conversation, especially tonight. For 9yrs, I have been my Husband's caregiver. He was involved in an accident, resulting in a brain injury. Two y... more
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2 days ago
Sheila1944 said...
Hi Alexandra2015: I hope we can help you. We are all at different stages and there is no limitation here on complaining. It is important to not isolate yourself. We all help each other.
2 days ago
Alexandra2015 said...
One of my issues is my own sadness. I feel I have suffered great losses in the past few years. I can try to talk to Dave about things, but he has no comments or memory of anyth... more
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3 days ago
God Bless you. Life is so tough, I know you are doing the best you can. Stay Strong. She needs you to.
3 days ago
Jonak said...
Billspouse, I am very well aware from where you are in this unwelcome journey. My wife Nancy yesterday was just really not nice at all. but I know it is the Alzheimers talking... more
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7 days ago
Suzannesh said...
Jonak, I am so sorry that she has had these back problems. There is nothing easy about any of these things. We are faced with these things and many are living on a very fixed... more
6 days ago
Jonak said...
Thank you Suzanne, your messages are very meaningful to me, and I appreciate them so much. Nancy is doing pretty good today, I spent a lot of time with her today, Precious time I might add. Hugs to you too My Friend. Joe
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7 days ago
Suzannesh said...
You need and deserve a break. Most anyone would feel like you are feeling after 3 very long years. I am sure you feel like you have been robbed of so many things. Most of us... more
7 days ago
patricia jacob said...
Thank u so much for ur responding Sazanneas to my crys for advice...u put things into perfect words for me...I have no family here although he does....so his sister has Givin m... more
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4 days ago
Billspouse said...
spouse fell and damaged her back age 33, I was 34. We're 62 and 63 now. We lost so much of our lives. Yes, as spousal caregivers our battles emotional. The never-ending grief c... more
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7 days ago
Sheila1944 said...
I would also be very upset and talk with the head of the place. You need to intervene as that is a bad situation. The place you selected might be a bad choice for him or it m... more
7 days ago
Suzannesh said...
I agree you have have a place that is not the right place for him. I suggest that if there are other places in your area, that you take some time and visit them. Watch how th... more
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