Well, I got the news yesterday that my (I thought soon-to-be) ex-husband has emphysema. It's stage 3 which is considered to be severe. From what I have read on-line about it, it sounds like a death sentence to me.
One of the things my ex and I used to fight about was the fact that he smoked while having asthma, and I just knew that it was going to turn into something worse....which now it has.
Here's my dilemma: the liberal in me wants to help and do what's right, so do I continue with the divorce or do I stay and take care of him?
I have already spent 21 years of my life with this person (a lot of them bad) and well, I really am all he has. He doesn't keep in contact with any of his family, and because he's a truck driver, he doesn't have many close friends.
My friends and family tell me that I deserve to be happy too and that I can still be there for him as a friend after we're divorced, but I still feel somewhat bad to be adding our divorce onto his plight.
I guess I am seeking some advice and any personal stories that are similar to my situation because I really feel torn....
Thanks, I love you people.