still living but so,so differnt
My husband of 24 years suffered a massive brain injury due to a brain bleed 18 months ago. As a result he lives in a nursing home where he is no longer able to care for himself. His memory is so diminished that conversations are very limited. We spend one hour together a week due to his condition. How does one grieve after a loss like this? Yes, he is still alive but the quality of his life is greatly diminished. He is only 54 years old and I am 53. We have two college age kids who have moved on in their lives. I cry probably 3 times a week when I remember our past life.
There is no moving forward when a spouse is still living, yet our lives are forever changed. He will never live at home again. For all intents and purposes I am a widow. Anyone out there in a similar situation who isn't in their retirement years? I love my husband dearly and miss the wonderful life we had before this happened. Since he is still living people think I have not suffered a loss.