I would have really benefitted from having someone to talk to. I didn’t share the challenges with my parents or friends. They knew of my wife’s challenges but I didn’t share how it was truly impacting me and my self-esteem.
It’s very hard to watch someone you love to slip away from you. This is what it feels like when you are watching their illness take hold. The trouble is that you may also be the one who is on the receiving end of their emotional output.