I wonder how things are now for you?After many years of looking after my wife i have reached the tipping point today. I understand from Social Services that I can just say 'I have had enough and no longer feel able to give her the care she now needs'. Has anyone on here walked away like this? Are there any downsides to it? I don't want to lose contact with her.
My Tipping Point was last Sunday, 11.15pm I returned home after a flight from Edinburgh - he had spent Christmas in Derby with his son.
OH arrived home before me, I had carers in only a couple of hours before I was due to arrive. When I got home OH was staggeringly drunk ( he is not supposed to drink for medical reasons) When the carer saw me this week she said he was trying to get a bottle of wine open when she was there, and took a fork to it because he could not use the bottle opener.
He has forgotten all about it now, of course, but his son did ring Social Services for me, and said I was at the end of my tether. I am looking now at moving into a rented bungalow nearby, but does that mean he will stick his head in a bottle again all the time??
@SouWester - is there no happy way out for any of us? I fear the answer is a resounding 'NO'.