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Has anyone dealt with a relationship/ marriage breakup whilst dealing with cancer?
My husband has changed so much and his bad behaviour is getting worse that i cannot cope being with him anymore
Have had almost 2 years of this illness as a carer and last year was awful. I nearly left him as he was so unkind mentally. Some how got through it and realised it was probably the steroids making the whole thing worse. As we reduced the steroids he was nicer. Never at physical risk but mentally...
Have so much sympathy for you. See if you can get some help from the agencies ready to help. I got anti depressants for me which helped me cope, but it is very, very difficult.
Not your fault, please realise that. Do get some help. The marriage is probably worth it. Why should you have to look at living away or an increase in living costs?
I send you virtual hugs you really need them. mary x
hi everyone,all your posts sound so familiar my husband had GBM4 and he did well for the first 2 years after diagnosis,but the last few months of his life were terrible he wanted to buy everything he saw ,nearly bought a hot tub ,was horrible to all the children ( they are all adults) so they understood it wasnt him it was the tumour i was in trouble most days,he wanted to be out all the time so i was always driviing him about nowhere really.We went out for a walk once and he said he was going to throw us both under a bus ,it was a terrible time for my husband and all the family to see a lovely man go this way .Sadly he passed away in april this year and i miss him every day,i know its hard but try and make the most of the time you have got left together ,my husband was 64 years and had taken an early retirement 6 months before he was diagnosed .take care Elaine xx
My husband was diagnosed with a grade 2/3 brain tumour in 2012. He had de bulking, then another op a year later, followed by radiotherapy. In Sept 2014 he went missing. I then found out he'd left me and had moved in with another woman. They had been having an affair the entire time he was ill. He had been such a kind, happy man and he doted on our 2 young children but the tumour changed his personality beyond recognition.
He was so cruel and nasty and divorced me on the grounds of my unreasonable behaviour, despite the fact I'd been caring for him for 2 years. He's blames me for the cancer and frequently tells me that he wishes I had it. Unfortunately our children have had to witness his manic behaviour and it has deeply affected them. He began fitting at the start of the year and the abuse stopped due to him being too tired. I think he only has weeks to live now but his new partner won't communicate with me. It's all so very sad.
I hope everyone is coping. My hubby still hasn't got back to his old self. I have accepted that his old personality has gone, my James isn't James anymore. Heartbreaking x
Know this is an oldish thread but I'm currently at this point with my husband.
He was diagnosed in march this year & had de-bulking, radiotherapy, chemo & has completed 1st chemo cycle.
The personality changes are so heartbreakingly difficult. We have 3 youngish children & it's tough fir then.
Just wondered though how long before diagnosis the personality Changes started- if at all. I can track this back to almost 2 years ago but at the time it could all be put down to other stresses.
I am also new to the group and just joined this morning after searching on google in desperation. My husband has had MS for 15 years. He has GBM for 6 years and had a reoccurrence 3 mths ago. This has affected his walking and right arm. He is now in a wheelchair. I work full days and have two children. He is highly intelligent man who has become a stranger to me. His personality change has become unbearable. He snaps at everyone and has become really unkind with his words. I understand his frustration but this is the hardest trial I have had to face through the years. He is a know it all so doesn't take advise and shouts at everyone. He is only 45 and I cant imagine walking in his shoes. I am not sure how much I will beable to take anymore.
Any advise on how to cope will be appreciated
Hi I have just found this site, can I ask how things are for you now?
my husband has just finished radiotherapy and due to start chemotherapy shortly his moods have changed dramatically his is also left frontal lobe. Xx
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