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Hi, my name is Ruthiedoofy!

I've joined this group for support. My husband has Aspergers and sometimes it is very difficult just to have a normal life. 
I want to support him but sometimes it's at the cost of my own mental health.


  • Ami2301
    Ami2301 Member, Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,945 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Ruthiedoofy and welcome to the community! You're not alone as some of our community members have been in a similar position as yourself. Have you spoken to tour GP regarding any emotional support?
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  • Ruthiedoofy
    Ruthiedoofy Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Hi Ami2301
    I'm not sure what they can do to help . I already take medication for depression.
    When my husband was officially diagnosed a few months ago I was given a few contacts for support but they haven't been that good in the way of support as everything that was available (groups etc) were all in the mornings but I work every morning so couldn't go.
    I've lived with this for many years and I had to work it out myself that there maybe a problem with my husband . I pushed for a diagnosis and we waited over 2 years for his appt. 
    It's very difficult because although to every one else I'm married ,its not like I have a husband at all. It's as if he just lives along side of me. It's quite lonely. 
  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 8,578 Scope online community team
    I'm sorry @Ruthiedoofy. It sounds like you're struggling quite a bit and have hit a bit of a brick wall. It's a frustration of mine that so many support groups are on only during the mornings.
    Do you have any interests that might allow you to meet groups of people?
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