I have addressed this issue before.
I find that sadly that my husband's way of dealing with my ataxia is to make believe its not happening. For example, now he's away for 1 month. He harrumphs when I say I cant accompany him somewhere. He has developed his own medical condition which is minor (in my opinion). He refuses to take me by car to most places,saying, instead, "take a taxi." He has stopped talking to me; forget about intimate relations. In short, he seems to be angry at me, for insufficient exercising (he says). He is generally compassionate but not to me. He seems embarrassed that I no longer work. He doesnt seem to want responsibility 4 me. Not helpful is his mother who is a busy body and goes around saying that I am "crippled".
My PT said that generally family members are not good at this sort of thing . Is this true?