Toolkit Parenting

Gentle Parenting With a Disabled Partner (Part 1)

“Unlike many parenting teams, however, there are times I am not able to rely on my husband’s help. Times he is laying down with a migraine, or hurts to be touched, or can’t speak, see, hear, or get out of bed. At times, I feel alone. Sometimes, I feel angry, not with him, but with our situation, with the fact that my partner is not always my partner. Sometimes he is just as dependent on me as our three and five year old girls. There was a time he was my balance point-when I was over stressed, on the verge of snapping in a Hulk-like way, he was calm and could talk me down.”

“Many of life’s failures are experienced by people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”  -Thomas Edison

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