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Is there a support group here that helps women that suffer with dealing with sick husbands?

By Anonymous March 25, 2016 - 10:22pm
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My husband has suffered NF, cancer, low energy, low T, tiredness, low libido, depression, moodiness. It has been chronic now and is driving my crazy to not ever dream of having another man in my life. I could not leave him for having a sickness and disability but has been bringing me down and is difficult and stressful but the more I think of possibly leaving in different ways it stresses me also. I'm stumped and don't know what is best sometimes. I try to distract myself like loosing myself on facebook to avoid the wandering thoughts, for example..... that is bothering me now. I am wondering what is the best support other than faith as a Christian and family...

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Hello and thank you for choosing EmpowHer,
I'm so sorry to hear about your difficult situation! We do have a support group here at EmpowHer that you can join. You can find it at this link: https://www.empowher.com/groups/caregivers/posts/caregiver-needs

Also to get some immediate relief there are several methods of coping. These methods may give you some clarity to find your next step. You can read about these methods here: https://www.empowher.com/caregiving/content/4-ways-stay-positive-when-youre-caregiver?page=0,0

Another option you may consider is going on Care.com. If you have the means, you can hire a care giver at an hourly rate you determine. Hiring someone for a few hours every week may help you get the time you need to recharge.

I hope that helps.

March 26, 2016 - 9:02am
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