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How can I get my dependent husband to engage in the activities he likes again?

How can I get my dependent husband to engage in the activities he likes again?

Invite his friends: Invite his close friends home so they can invite him to participate in activities (depending upon his disabilities) either outside home (sports) if he is able to get out , or at home like playing cards, scrabble, monopoly or the like. I do not know specifically what he likes to do but fine him fiends that can encourage him to pursue those activities or hobbies. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my husband smokes weed, how do I get him to stop?

What do you suggest if my husband smokes weed, how do I get him to stop?

You can't: Please forgive my frankness. You can't stop a person from using their favorite mind-altering substance, and if you nag or pester, it will be resented and harm your marriage. Your husband is aware of the risks and benefits. Many wives would prefer a weed-smoker to a drunkard, and all would to a meth-head or cocaine-head. Focus on what you love about him and consider getting guidance together. ...Read more

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I have been gettin horrid thoughts an been quite nasty to my husband last night i slapped him?

I have been gettin horrid thoughts an been quite nasty to my husband last night i slapped him?

Feel out of control?: Thoughts like you are having are terribly uncomfortable. Perhaps you wonder if you would carry these beyond a slap - not to imply that a slap is ok. Whenever you are having thoughts about harming someone - including yourself, it's time to get some professional help. Talk to your doctor. They can evaluate you/refer for counseling. Do not hesitate to call 911 if things are moving out of control! ...Read more

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How can I get my husband to stop snoring?

How can I get my husband to stop snoring?

Several ways: Change his body position from lying on his back, to his side, and to his stomach; to decrease risk of loss of muscle tone tell him to avoid alcohol, muscle relaxants, sleeping pills prior to bedtime; to improve his nasal breathing have him use breathe right strips, oral decongestants, and otc nasal decongestants (use for 5 days max). He should then see an ENT specialist for a full evaluation. ...Read more

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Could i get some advice my husband is hypochondriac?

Could i get some advice my husband is hypochondriac?

He would need to be: Highly motivated to change to work through this. Rather then you trying to obtain info for him, if he has interest in becoming more healthy- he needs to do the foot work. No matter how much you care and love your husband - it needs to start with him. Take care. ...Read more

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Can my children get diabetes if my husband has diabetes?

Can my children get diabetes if my husband has diabetes?

Yes: It's not 100% but their lifetime risk is higher than the average population. They should be instilled with healthy habits which can redue their risk. Regular exercise and a healthy diet! ...Read more

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What is the best way to get a mental assessment for my husband?

What is the best way to get a mental assessment for my husband?

Call your insurance: Call your insurance company to find a psychologist or psychiatriast in your area who accepts your insurance. If you are worried about his immediate safety, bring him to an ER or call 911. ...Read more

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Could i get some advice my husband overheats and sweats excessively?

Your husband needs: to be checked. This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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Is there somewhere I can get training to be a better caregiver for my husband?

Is there somewhere I can get training to be a better caregiver for my husband?

It depends: If you are asking for alzheimer's disease and its related dementia, there is a online training program - www.Care2learn.Com. Of course there are other web sites that you can learn. If you go to alzheimer's disease support group, just ask for workshop or training near your area. You can practice by joining volunteer at a local nursing home or at a local hospital with specailized geriatric unit. ...Read more