I’m still up in arms about the whole Pat Robertson Alzheimer’s disease comment. It is every sick person’s worst fear that they will become or have become a burden to their loves ones.
On Keith Olbermann’s Countdown Facebook pages I saw comments like, “One should not have to become a celibate bc your wife SO becomes incapacitated for a prolonged period of time.” and “There is no wife for him to stay faithful to.” Wow! Just wow. These are the same people who condemned Newt Gingrich for leaving his first wife while she had cancer. How can you in one breathe condemn him and post comments like that? Please look up hypocrite in the dictionary because you are one.
I think these people should also reread their wedding vows. In sickness and in health, as long as you BOTH shall live are pretty standard wedding vows. Being there until the bitter end is what you signed up for. I feel like these people who think it’s okay to divorce the sick wife are no better than those who adopt bunnies at Easter and black cats at Halloween then end up taking them to shelters or putting them out on the street because they’re no longer cute holiday props but instead actual living beings that require work and care.
I absolutely cannot believe there are people like this out there. As far as I’m concerned you are vile human beings unworthy of the right to marry. So many others want that right so they can be part of their loved ones life during end of life situation and and you just take that ability and throw it away because what you’re not getting laid? You have to go home and clean the house and make dinner? Nobody is saying it’s easy. In fact it’s devastating but when you said, “I do” you signed up for the long haul, not just the amazing sex and nights out at fancy restaurants but the whole kit and kaboodle. You make me sick.