The Washington Post describes the impact of caregiving on the caregiver spouse:

My husband, Dave, may officially be the sick one in our marriage, but his steadily declining health is also doing a real number on my mental and physical well-being. Emotionally, I’m the little silver ball in the pinball machine. I’m alternately angry, resentful and critical; then I’m overwhelmingly guilty, so I careen into being loving, kind and almost a little clingy.To borrow from the caregiver vernacular, I am the “well spouse.” But “well” is becoming an increasingly relative term.

via Living with a husband’s chronic illness has a bad effect on his wife’s health – The Washington Post.

Posted by Lewis J. Saret, Co-General Editor, Wealth Strategies Journal.