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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 15 hours ago
I personally feel it is best not to dwell on our problems. I focus on other things. Doing this exercise would be very depressing. I try to find happiness and laughter in my ... more
about 14 hours ago
Suzannesh said...
I am so happy for you. I think everyone should do what works best for them. Thanks for your comment.
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2 days ago
Suzannesh said...
wildrosejml, first of all this was so well written, and will help others as they struggle through this awful ugly disease. They say the this starts 20 years before any of us n... more
about 15 hours ago
wildrosejmj said...
Suzanne, You are the sweetest! :o) I think one of the hardest things for me is trying to figure out what is normal and what isn't. To a certain extent, it has been like livin... more
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5 days ago
Tamara: Maybe it is time for you to spend some time away from your husband and to decide if you want to separate from him. It sounds like the marriage has turned sour.
4 days ago
TamaraW said...
A separation isn't going to happen. I love my husband very much. He doesn't have any control over his pain level or the intensity of it. He can only manage it with narcotics. A... more
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7 days ago
Sheila1944 said...
I am glad to hear that things are going better for both of you.
7 days ago
Suzannesh said...
This is so good to hear that he is doing better and feels better. I am happy for you. It is always good to here that peope are having good times too. Hugs take care.
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7 days ago
Suzannesh said...
DorisD, I have been on this site now for about a years. There is a lot of good information on this site so look around and check things out. This is a great group of people w... more
7 days ago
Sheila1944 said...
Welcome to this group.
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9 days ago
Sheila1944 said...
Hi Sandex: Anyone in your situation would be very frustrated. I hope you can quickly find a more responsible personal aide. After 7-years of coping yourself it is good you are reaching out for some relief. I hope things work out.
9 days ago
emptynest said...
Sandex, Unfortunately , a lot of us experience this unreliability with home health aides. But once you find a good one, it's like striking gold! Just hang in there. The right o... more
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12 days ago
Sheila1944 said...
Sounds very hard. I do hope you get some time for you to enjoy your life and refresh your inner self. No one can do it all and not complain. You need to relax and spend some ... more
12 days ago
Suzannesh said...
Hi Shirley, you have my number give me a call sometime. We will talk. Hugs, Suzanne
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13 days ago
Sheila1944 said...
Most of us have spouses with chronic illnesses. You are fortunate that you husband is recovering from his 2-year illness. Caregiving is very difficult. It is hard to see you... more
13 days ago
Loon said...
I am very lucky. Thank you for the invitation to share my feelings even though my husband is recovering. Sometimes I don't feel I have any right to be going thru these feelings
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13 days ago
Sheila1944 said...
Maybe happiness is as important as all the health recommendations from the medical experts. He has a right to be content. My Mom thought raw eggs were healthy and wanted me to eat them. I would throw them down the drain.
13 days ago
Suzannesh said...
I have a saying "We are not promised tomorrow, so we had better do what we want today!" I don't mean to sound cruel, but they are going to die one of these days, way make a bi... more
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15 days ago
2gerbils said...
Prayers and blessings for both of you.
15 days ago
countrymrs said...
Thank you
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