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

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

After 5 years to be her caregiver, i possibly couldn’t keep the emotional or financial expenses alone any further.

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Dear Therapist,

I became hitched to my partner for three decades. In 2012 she had been clinically determined to have Huntington’s infection. It’s a brain that is hereditary fatal without any remedy or remedies. It slowly took her away mentally and actually. She ended up being 47 at that time.

For five 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 put her in a long-lasting care center. I happened to be burnt down. Right after, we filed for breakup as the price of her care ended up being bankrupting me personally.

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