Dec 10, 2011 - 4:05 am
My husband has been sick for 4 years with limited lung function and in the past year he has gone down hill fast and is pretty much house bound. Just early 40's and our kids have gotten used to daddy being sick and not well so he can't play, and we all know he gets short tempered on his bad days, but now they are all bad days with the odd ok hours and each day it gets harder to remember the anger and frustration he has every day is not meant to be directed at us but some days it just seems to be too much to take. He doesn't like to discuss his feelings much with me or the older kids and I know I need to allow him to take charge and I am just here to support but I have a hard time some days knowing just what he wants or needs. I work and care for the kids the house, we have no aid from my husband and live day to day just surviving. The stress of just trying to keep our family afloat is difficult enough but not knowing how to help my husband is almost tearing me apart. I know he hates it when I have to leave to work and we try to have at least one kid at home to keep him company when ever I am out. Just needed somewhere to vent and any good ideas on how to help my hubby in this new normal for us, as difficult as it may be.