Betty from Missouri

Hi, my husband passed away two years ago, with severe dementia. I was his only caregiver for five years as our four children had families and jobs. I didn't know help was available for caregivers. I had days when I really wanted to get away from the house, but I wouldn't leave my husband alone. I married "in sickness and in health", and I would do it all over as I know my husband would have done it for me. We were married for 54 1/2 years and I miss him every minute of every day! I am not adjusting well to his death. I am not "me" any more. There is a huge hole in my heart. Some days I don't want to be around people, and, some days I don't want to be alone. I feel like I am alone, even when in a crowd of people. I miss my soul mate!

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