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Love Letters

Coping with their child’s condition

Q. I am married and my husband is a wonderful man. I am very fortunate. We have had a very difficult few years mainly because of my inability to cope with several challenges we have faced. He has been a rock and I am now back on an even keel (with the help of my doctor). And I don’t underestimate how difficult it must have been for him to cope with.

But I am afraid I have worn him out. I think he has seen a side of me he doesn’t admire — that I can get overwhelmed. Now we are facing our worst fears — our child has been diagnosed with a condition that while not life threatening is devastating and will be life-long.

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