tomnbrown 7 months ago
Hi there, i'm new to this forum. My partner's grandad has been diagnosed with MND a few months ago. Their family have come together to help care for him. Although I am an outsider to the family I still want to do my part, but I feel like my part is caring for my partner through this difficult time in the best ways I can.
When she is struggling, she closes off to deal with her thoughts on her own. I'm the opposite, I seek out help and come up with a plan of action. This difference in communication styles has made things difficult for me to approach without my intention of helping, being interpreted as overbearing. I'm doing my best to listen to her needs and accommodate.
Does anyone have any advice they feel comfortable sharing from their experiences with how they helped care for their partners while their family member was going through MND?