My husband's behavior is breaking my heartIn March 2016, my 72 year old husband had a brain stem stroke. It frightened both of us. He responded well to rehab and was able to return home with some in-home physical therapy. Within a month he returned to work part-time and by July he was back to work full-time. Work has been good physical and emotional therapy for him. He does still have some balance issues and walks with a cane. His speech does slur when he is tired and a full day of work can be exhausting for him. I have been thinking we really have been blessed because it could have been so much worse. He is taking his medications and following up with his doctors.
However, he has experienced a personality change. He has become emotionally involved with his administrative assistant, who was just an administrative assistant before the stroke. I can see he is frightened that he could have another stroke and life is too short so he needs to get with it. I am fortunate because I have the support of a comunity of friends who understand family trauma. They are wonderful and I know I will be okay no matter what. I am angry right now and do not feel very caring or loving towards my husband. I knew our relationship would change as a result of the stroke but I was not prepared for this.