I have been with my partner for 12 years and although he has cared for me in that time he wasn’t my official carer. He became my carer just over a year ago. I can walk with the help of aids and I can do things for myself he just took over on my bad days. Although we argue like every couple things came to a head a few days ago when he Had a few drinks one night ( we don’t normally drink) he came upstairs the morning after and just walked into the bedroom and snapped. He went crazy throwing me about slapping me and kicking my bad leg. I managed to get downstairs when he threw me on the floor and put a knife to my neck saying he was going to slice my jugular open. I knees him where the sun doesn’t shine and managed to get back upstairs, my 17 year old was at the top of the stairs and managed to help me get my partner out the house.
He has never been anything but perfect up to that day he has never hit me or abused me in any way and I don’t understand why he did what he did that day, does caring for someone cause so much distress that people can actually snap with the pressure???