Q&A Would Leaving the Marriage Now That He Is Sick Seem Heartless and Cruel?

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My heart is heavy with grief once more and the wounds from infidelity in my marriage are still fresh. Last week, my husband received a medical diagnosis confirming that he has an early onset of a progressive movement disorder that also affects his cognitive skills- specifically executive functioning. He is forgetful, sometimes has fog brain and seems to zone out at odd times. I know he is scared of losing his independence and does not want to be a burden on anyone. I have seen the signs of this disease progress over the years and can’t help but feel compassion for him right now. At the same time, we are only 4 months from D-Day for his multiple affairs which have devastated our relationship and left me in pieces. How do I keep myself on course with healing while his mental acuity continues to decline and he becomes less engaged in the recovery work? Would leaving the marriage now that he is sick seem heartless and cruel?



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