"I promise to be true to you in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health, 'til death do us part'." Who is not familiar with the marriage vows? They remind us that the marital relationship is filled with trials and triumphs.
Nearly every marriage will experience the serious illness of one of the partners. And when that happens, the well spouse is bound to be affected. Roles change, responsibilities shift, and the relationship absorbs the blows. Marriages where one spouse is chronically ill are much more likely to end in divorce.
But there are marriages, beset by serious illnesses, that not only survive, but thrive. In Sickness and In Health: Strengthening Your Marriage When Your Spouse Is Ill is about these kinds of marriages. It is about courage. It is about taking care of your partner--and yourself. It is about maintaining intimacy under difficult circumstances. It is about transforming your marriage into something fulfilling and satisfying.