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Boyfriend had a stroke 2yr ago won't do anything I'm just done being a mad

by Beverly
(Punta Gorda Fl)

Question My boyfriend had a stroke 2 yrs ago and will not try to do anything for his self. I feel like I'm just a maid. I work in a nursing home, and I don't need to do it at home. I want to leave him. I'm not happy anymore. I need help, I'm just done, and I want my freedom. I'm 63 and he is 61. He just sits in front of the TV. We go somewhere, and he sits in the car. I have no life with him. All he does is stare at the floor like he's mad at the world. He's not happy.


Answer: Unfortunately, stroke can cause personality changes that make it difficult for others to understand or deal with. It can also cause emotional changes. If you haven't expressed your feelings to your boyfriend, I would encourage you to do so and suggest to him that he see a neuropsychologist or neuropsychiatrist that helps patients deal with emotional and psychological changes after stroke. Even if you don't decide to stay with your boyfriend, you could maybe guide him toward some help. He may not listen, but at least you will have offered him some valuable advice.

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