My Ex and his wife in Australia
I know things weren't good but it has turned to tragic.
A year ago his wife dealt with the death of her father. Her mother and siblings are next to useless. She had to make all the decisions. He died in April-ish 2017. Only about 6 weeks after he died my ex's wife was diagnosed with dystonia. This has rapidly progressed and she now is in a psychiatric hospital with rapidly progressing dementia. She is 55 and 2 weeks ago knew who her husband was. Now, she has no idea who he is. She had pulled a knife on him a number of times and he had to get her committed because she was a danger to him as she seldom slept. Her own children who are all in their 20s do not visit her. They post pictures on FB of pool time and shopping while their mother is slowly and steadily dying.
She even has episodes where she forgets to breathe.
This woman has always been polite to me. We are friends of FB. I am so sad at her quick as a blink deterioration. The Drs say 5 yrs, my daughter who lives there thinks less than a year. And at this time I feel so terribly sorry for my ex. He is 56 and has a progressively demented wife. Who else experiences that at his age?