This afternoon she telephoned me and we visited on the phone for one and a half hours ! It was remarkable how receptive she was with what I had to say . We were able to discuss so many topics and she was happy to learn about my experiences with him and my opinions . She said that what I had to say answered so many questions that she has had about him. I am blessed that she really loves him even though, as she says, "he's a strange dude" . The conversation was a lot for her to process and as she said, it will take some time . At the moment she is on board to work on helping him - which really means THEM . They have been together for 12 years and have been married for 8 years . The years have been filled with a lot of turmoil and adversity .
After all these years, he started to see a Psychiatrist on the referral of a Primary Care Physician and has been on some medication . He has responded to it favorably and has said that he feels so much better. My daughter-in-law retired from employment a few months ago and they were having difficulties with adjusting and that is when he went to the doctor, after she went to her doctor . She said that she did not say anything to him about him going to the doctor . It was HIS initiative .
They have a lot going on in their life at this time . They are trying to sell their house and they are in the process of upgrading a house that my son bought 17 years ago, which they will be moving into . So, she says that after they are moved she will be able to get involved fully with this journey that I am very optimistic about pursuing with the professional guidance .
If interested, take a look at my post from July 3, 2017, When-I-Was-21- - - A Distressful Post for a little background information.
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