Husbands, wives and partners often find themselves in the role of primary carer when their ‘other half' becomes ill.
It can take time for you to adjust to the physical and emotional changes in your relationship and to understand and accept the limitations and fluctuations in your partner's health.
Work might be affected and if so, your financial situation may also change. We have a number of factsheets about Welfare Benefits that you might find useful. You can also contact our Information and Welfare Support Service. Our officers can provide basic information, send out our factsheets and signpost to sources of expert welfare advice.
Remember not to doubt yourself or the person you care for just because other people may be ill-informed about the condition. The better your own understanding of M.E., the more you will be able to dispel the misconceptions you may find in other people.
For information and advice, please see our booklet, Caring for somebody with M.E.
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