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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.


  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community champion Posts: 7,304 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?
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • RuthiedoofyRuthiedoofy 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_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing Team, Scope community team Posts: 7,985 Scope 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?
    Senior Community Partner

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