In the March 12 episode of Dr. Phil, the popular TV host told a struggling young couple point blank not to combine caregiving duties and romance, after Harley had become a full time caregiver for her boyfriend Bailey, who was quadriplegic.
Like many others, I was really discouraged at his response to Harley, telling her “You can be his lover or you can be his caregiver, but you can’t be both… It won’t work, 100 out of 100 times this won’t work.”
I got a little nauseous watching it.
When we got married in 1989 we promised to stay faithful through sickness and in health, til death do us part. We meant it. Is it always easy? No. Is the romance always there? No. Sometimes we have to hunker down at opposite ends of the house for breathing room.
Our faith, friendship and commitment to each other is what carries us through even on the toughest of days.
Read my story at The Mighty.