Hi All, I'm sorry to post such a negative post but I need to get this off my chest and feel like no-one else understands. My husband had a traumatic brain injury in June 2013. at first we were just so glad he was doing so well that everything else seemed insignificant but over the years the effect the BI has had on him has become more apparent. He lost his job in oct 2015 & shortly afterwards we found out I was pregnant. He hasn't found work since as he has been planning to start his own business which I was fully supportive off. Luckily my wage was enough to cover bills etc and he had some savings which he has now used to buy equipment for the business but he just can't seem to get started. My issue is that since I had my son I feel differently about our life and things that I thought I could live with before I just don't want to now. Having a baby has changed me as a person and it's making me so sad. I have tried so hard to support my husband and I know motivation is a big thing for him & its not laziness but I feel like I am at the end of my tether with it all. I am having to go back to work early as we need the money but I just don't think he realises how much of a big deal it is for me. He has been working with a mentor through the job centre to try and get the business started but he's now got a deadline of 10th of April & he's doing nothing to try and meet it, it's like he has no concept of time he leaves everything to the last minute. I feel like he has spoiled a lot of my maternity leave as things have been so stressful and he is just always there I get no time to myself. I keep telling myself things will be better once he is working again but then I'm actually really considering whether this is the end of the road for us. That makes me really sad and I know he really needs my support but I just feel I can't do it anymore. I know people are going to tell me to go to headway but my husband is so stubborn he definitely wouldn't go he doesn't accept help from anyone. Sorry for the long rambling post that's only a fraction of what's going through my mind right now 😢
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