Dear Therapist: I Divorced My Dying Wife As Soon As She Was No More

Dear Therapist: I Divorced My Dying Wife As Soon As She Was No More

After 5 years of being her caregiver, i possibly couldn’t keep the psychological or costs that are financial any further.

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Dear Therapist,

I happened to be hitched to my spouse for three decades. In 2012 she had been clinically determined to have Huntington’s condition. It’s a brain that is hereditary fatal without any cure or remedies. It gradually took her away mentally and actually. She had been 47 at that time.

For 5 years I happened to be her single caregiver, washing her, dressing her, feeding her, etc. In 2017, i possibly could carry on no further and had to position her in a long-lasting care center. I became burnt down. Right after, we filed for divorce or separation as the price of her care ended up being bankrupting me personally. Continue reading “Dear Therapist: I Divorced My Dying Wife As Soon As She Was No More”