Divorce & Disease
September 4, 2012 4:28 PM Subscribe
My mother has decided she wants to leave my Parkinson's stricken father. I need some guidance from folks with similar experience about next steps.
posted by AloneOssifer to Human Relations (9 answers total)
My mom has been the only one working for awhile. She cares for my father extensively - including ordering his medication, cooking for him, etc. I highly doubt my father's ability to care for himself on his own as his illness has gotten progressively worse over the last 12 months (not to mention that he has become very accustomed to my mother taking care of him).
Outside of "your father and I are going to start the paperwork to get a divorce" I haven't truly sat and talked to them about this yet. I am still trying to sort out my own emotions from this news and I'm in desperate need of some perspective from anyone who has gone through something like this.
FWIW, mom is 57, dad is 62, I'm 31. Thanks, MeFi.