Adapting to new roles and key issues for spouses

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And as far as your marriage life, it kind of just deteriorates. It’s just like a job really, because he was in pain all the time, he didn’t feel well most of the time, he couldn’t stand to be touched because he hurt, right? So it did, as he got older, it got worse and worse and worse so that you’re just…it’s not a marriage anymore, it’s caregiver relationship. The marriage has kind of gone because when somebody’s chronically ill, they don’t have the energy or the patience, I’d say. And as they get older, they get more miserable and more pain. So it’s really hard to have a relationship with somebody like that. So it’s kind of like you get older and you just kind of deal with it.

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