My husband will be 90 in January and I have been caring for him
I am a 69y.o. married to my 90y.o. husband for almost 35 years. For the last seven years I have been almost his "everything" including the main driver for us, caring for our every social needs, medical needs, spiritual needs, and doing all I can to make him happy. He is an intelligent man and loves spending all his time on the computer. He has no friends in his life. His two adult children remain absent in his life, and I've made years of attempts to bring us together, have healing occur in the broken places, and have offered to do what I can for them to have time with him. All to no avail. I feel alone in caring for their father and even as I try to look for part-time employment to get myself out of the apartment, I just don't know who to turn to. My husband is not in such a condition that he can't care for himself, get something to eat when he wants, or just make attempts to walk around outside and engage others in the area. He just sits and tells me is content, but for years he has just sucked the life almost out of me, his only audience and conversation partner. I am even considering divorcing him and daily praying The Lord to show me some better options to get out of his aging grip on my life and happiness.
Is there an organization that can help? I count on my Sunday times at Church, but I still have to come home to a husband that is not in any way living life to the fullest nor is now a companion for me that makes me feel as though I can endure any longer than I have.
Status: Open Dec 05, 2016 - 08:01 AM