Dating in nursing home
From the other woman: He visits her weekly and make sure she has whatever she needs. In ending, it is not easy being "the other woman" but am learning to think things differently. In many cases, those who are failing want their spouses to go out and live a full life; if she falls into this category, this could make an enormous difference to everyone. How sad to know her dear husband could not be there 100% for her in her greatest time of need.
You are dealing with someone who has lost the companionship of long time spouse, and is probably working through the grief of that loss and the challenges of caring for her as she declines It's important to get a better understanding of all the factors involved: is your friend's wife still mentally competent? Does your friend still visit her regularly, and is she aware of his presence when he is there? How do each of your religious beliefs affect this situation?It is always good when you can pause before judging yourself or another.The task will be to expand your mind beyond the tendency to judge yourself.Each has a different role, the person who suffers the sickness, the mate, the friends, the caregivers, the grown children and sometimes even the consort if that consideration is permitted.With love and communication the often frozen dynamic that often comes with long illness can be be infused with energy and love and move forward to the benefit of all.