QUOTE(petrat @ Nov 19 2008, 07:43 AM)
Very sorry to hear this Bev. At least you have May to keep you level-headed and sane! Take time for yourself and try to recruit other family members to do their share too.
Thanks everyone. It's difficult because my Step is estranged from his family. They turn up once or twice a year, make soothing noises, and disappear again
My brother died years ago, so there is only me.
Divorce is difficult at the time, and then it comes back to haunt you when the parents get old and infirm, because there are 3 or even 4 older couples to take care of. I can't ignore what is happening, and yet there is no one to share the load, or even the decisions with.
Ah well, May will keep me sane. I'll go and have a
glass of wine with her.
PS. Someone was murdered in the churchyard in my town