I have a good life, lucky me! and yet somehow recently I’m fed up most of the time. This is not like me, I’m known to be the life and soul of the party…
I care for my wife (she doesn’t need that much personal help) and I do all of the domestic stuff like cooking and cleaning. I don’t have a problem doing it day to day but when I think about having to do it forever and it just getting harder and harder as her ms gets worse it really gets me down. On top of that the emotional strain is becoming unbearable as her ms has gotten in the way of our intimacy and created a distance between us. I feel unloved and I’m so confused that I’ve even considering taking a lover, great idea idiot boy, like that’s not going to make things more complicated ffs!
All I know for sure is that something needs to change.
I Love her, and I feel like a failure/idiot/arsehole just for posting this here. What have I got to complain about? etc. so please be kind to me, “pulling myself together” is great advice, but how?
Someone has suggested that I might have “carer burnout”. Can anyone point me at a good source of information about this condition and how to deal with it please?
Thank you in advance.