Dec 05, 2007 - 3:59 pm
My husband is very close to his mom and went up to Ohio immediately. We live in Florida. This has been a whirlwind of emotion and I am struggling balancing supporting my husband and his family but at the same time keeping our life afloat in Florida.
It is very difficult living here and dealing with this in Ohio. He has to leave for weeks at a time if he goes up there, but he just started a new job. I know he wants to and deserves to spend as much time with his mom before she passes but I don't know if we can afford for him to lose his job and take weeks off on end without pay. Do I just let it go and deal with the finances myself, whatever happens happens or do i try to explain to him that our life will go on after this and abandoning it totally is unfair to him and me? I feel like that is so selfish and really unimportant in the scheme of things. He is hurting so bad and I know will feel guilty anytime he leaves her. It is such a bad situation and I'm at a loss.
Please any advice on dealing with cancer from afar will be greatly appreciated.