I Live With a Chronicaly Ill Spouse

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    I love my wife. I must

    or how could I stay with her during her twelve years of illness and virtually no sex during that time. We no longer hike, bike or swim together. There are no more camping, fishing and shopping trips. there are no long drives through the country or family diners at our house...
    greyballs greyballs
    56-60, M
    May 9, 2015

    Yet Another Damn Week

              Today, I had to go out to do errands.  I do all the errands.  He has a license, but won't leave house.  Third time to the pharmacy this week.  YES, he does need more pain pills, sleepers and assorted other...
    AyeAye AyeAye
    46-50, F
    1 Response Feb 8, 2008

    Tired And Scared

    Hello everyone. I'm hoping I can find some others who can relate to what I am experiencing. My husband and I have been married for 35 years. We have no children and we don't have a lot of friends, tho we do have some who are close. We are extremely close and over the years I...
    tiredwife262 tiredwife262
    51-55, F
    3 Responses Apr 18, 2012

    An Ok Day

    Actually, I gotta put in here a hopeful (?) entry. Last week, we actually had one pretty good day.  He had to go to see his GP (about every 2 year event).  He hates his GP and I can see why.  The guy has no bedside manner, won't answer your questions, and just...
    AyeAye AyeAye
    46-50, F
    Feb 20, 2008

    Today I Am Angry

    Today I am angry...Not that this is unusual.  It's always a part of it, neck and neck with the depression.  I swing between guilt, rebellion and irritation and self-pity. Spouse would not even let me out of the house today even though I needed to go get groceries. Just...
    AyeAye AyeAye
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Feb 3, 2008

    Life Or Death

    Today, he's having one of his rare "manic" periods.  Actually, it's been going on for  week. It started because I wanted to clean out the storage shed.  I began asking if he really needed some of this old stuff (from hobbies he can't participate in...
    AyeAye AyeAye
    46-50, F
    1 Response Apr 10, 2008

    I have been married for 19 years.

    We got married when she was pregnant with out first child. Soon thereafter, we learned that a number of emotional problems that she had been having were due to bi-polar disorder. She got on medication, which stabilized her mood. She then began having problems having sex, she...
    tempestae tempestae
    46-50, M
    Jul 6, 2015

    I Am The One Who Carries Things.

    When we travel, when we shop. Laundry, groceries. Everything is too heavy, every ounce wears her down. So, that's one of my titles. I am the one who carries things. To you folks, who are also the ones who carry things... Be strong. And take time to set things down every now and...
    Perigrination Perigrination
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Oct 9, 2012

    Difficulties Dealing With Sick Boyfriend, Please Help

    I feel in a dead end right now, hence my suscribing to this group. I'm hoping I can find some advice here because I feel really lost. I have been dating this guy for 6 months now, and I know it won't sound like much to those of you who have been dealing with a sick spouse for...
    IsobelC IsobelC
    1 Response Jan 8, 2012
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