Is it possible for a spouse to also be a caregiver? I have talked to some couples and they are able to do it. I have also seen that among couples where one of the spouses has a chronic illness the divorce rate is very high.
The reason why I mention this is because my relationship is having problems. I underwent a long series of medicine changes that didn’t always work out the way I had planned. The number of seizures I was having went up significantly. I lost my job and wasn’t able to find another one until we found a reliable medicine. We had faith that the doctors would eventually find the right combination for me. By the time that happened, my spouse and caregiver was a nervous wreck and completely stressed out.
However, we are both doing better right now. I am doing meditation as another way to help keep my seizures under control by managing my stress more effectively. The rest of my life has started to turn around as a result of my new confidence in myself that I temporarily lost during the medicine change. My new positive attitude is starting to reap positive results in my life.