- Category: Helping Hands Blog
- Published: Monday, 28 September 2015 16:13
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Help Me! Iâ€™m a Care Giving Spouse!
The New York Times ran a story estimating that 40 million women are the primary caregiver of a sick person. Millions more caregivers are men. Often the case of a primary caregiver is one spouse taking care of another. If youâ€™ve read this blog for long you have read some stories Iâ€™ve shared about my spouse and the struggles weâ€™ve been through for the past eleven years. Now that I look back, although Iâ€™ve been asked thousands of times about my spouseâ€™s well-being, very few people have ever asked me, â€śHow are YOU doing?â€ť Only a care giving spouse can really understand the trials, stresses and physical toll the duty demands. Unfortunately caring for a spouse often ends in separation or divorce but it does not have to. Care giving spousal support is available.