Post # 1
I occasionally go on longreads.com, and just read this Washington Post article about the journey towards an unconventional family after the husband’s brain injury. I’m curious to know what other Bees think of it! Here’s the link:
Post # 3
Wow, I’m not sure how I feel about this. What an awkward situation.
Post # 4
I actually think it’s an incredible story. I have the greatest respect for the way they’ve handled things.
Post # 5
@linguo42: Agreed. Allan is truly amazing to be so welcoming with Robert, and it seems like everyone is happy with the situation. I think the fact that everyone agrees this is best helps make it easier to accept.
What an awesome story, thanks for sharing!
Post # 5
Her devotion to her husband is very inspirational. She definitely didn’t take the easiest path and I admire her for that!
Post # 6
I totally don’t know how I would feel about that situation. that would be really really hard! it sounds like the wife did her due diligence though, and her entire community is on board with it, so it seems ok to me. as long as everybody is happy.
Post # 7
wow. i can kind of relate to what she’s going through, only i had it MUCH easier i think, because Darling Husband1 died…because he isn’t physically here any more, it’s a little easier to reconcile the new life with the old one. i still love him every bit as much as i ever did (perhaps even more), and i always will. she is very strong, and she has a good compassionate man who loves her and supports her with this. i think it’s a rare and wonderful thing.
Post # 8
This made me cry. Page is an amazing woman.
Post # 9
I think unless in the position its impossible to understand. I’m really torn by how I feel about it, but I have a lot of respect for how it was handled. And I agree Alan is clearly quite a man. I tend to believe the fact that her minister and Roberts family were all supportive of the situation that they probably have done something wonderful for their family. But I agree what an awkward and challenging situation!
Post # 10
It just breaks my heart, but I’m so glad that they were able to keep living and find a solution that works for everybody.
Post # 11
Sorry I’m late to reply!
@Megan316: At first, I felt that it was much too awkward as well. What if Allan eventually resented Robert for taking up so much of Page’s time, and for the fact that Page still loved him as though they were still married? What about Robert making progress – what if he eventually was able to fully understand the situation? I’m sure as those realizations came to him he would not feel very comfortable. Also, I think it’s sad for the girls because trying to figure out who is their “dad” and who is their “father” could be confusing and troubling.
I admire Page, however, since many people would not be able to unconditionally care for someone as she has Robert. I also think it’s wonderful that she admits that she still loves Robert very much.
Post # 12
I think it’s a beautiful inspirational story of how to love fully and keep your vows, but still move on with your life.