Current status: nearly shaking in rage over a podcast.
It’s a medical true crime podcast, so I was prepared to be horrified. But this dude- a victim of the crime, not the perpetrator- infuriates me beyond all reason. He’s nowhere near as deplorable as the main character, but he’s just… such a scummy human and boyfriend in particular.
No one ever deserves to be paralyzed for life, especially not at the hands of their best friends. But that doesn’t give you an excuse to abuse your girlfriend. My god, she was going to break up with him for infidelity but stayed in order to be his caregiver. And what does this piece of shit do? Almost completely paralyzed, and he uses his *electric wheelchair* to batter her. WT actual F?
He’s paralyzed from the neck down, and he still finds a way to physically abuse his girlfriend and care giver. I’ve seen the ‘female partner and caregiver’ scenario play out so many times IRL and 95% of the time it’s unfair to her, but this is unreal.
Please, I beg of you, if you were going to leave somebody but feel obligated to stay because they became disabled, find them an actual caregiver and leave. They won’t change because they’re disabled. They won’t love you more for everything you do for them. They may need a caregiver, but it certainly doesn’t have to be you. Leave.