| | Husband has Brain Injury Relationship in trouble
My husband was an electrician for 27 years, but he got electrocuted. His heart stopped for 11 minutes. That was three years ago. Since his injury he cannot do math, not even add or subtract simple numbers. He has a 3rd grade reading level. He becomes very agitated over small issues, he has short term memory loss. If I drive him down a road that we have been on literally a hundred times, he couldn't tell me what road hes on. He is very good at hiding his problems, or "faking it". He is constantly suspicious. He always thinks people are talking about him. He thinks I'm saying he is like this so he will go to a home for "crazy people" so I can take everything he has...we have been married for 28 years, and the only real thing we have is our house and cars. We do not have sex any more, part his problem, mostly mine. I feel like I would be having sex with a child. He has the mental and cognitive ability of an 8 year old now. He is not my husband anymore and I have nobody to talk to about any of this. I can't talk to him about anything anymore. Because intellectually he just doesn't "get it". I am so lonely. I have nobody to talk to about any of this. He has no family left, and my family lives in another state and has too many problems of their own. I feel so alone. I am only 46 years old. A doctor recently told me I married him for better or worse. I can't leave him. He has nobody. What would he do? Does anyone else have a problem like this? Does anyone know what I can do?