Mother of Brooke and older son Jake. Brooke had infantile Tay-Sachs and at the time of this interview was age 3. She has since passed away.
Child illness impacts a marriage in different ways.
Grief counselor Nancy Frumer Styron discusses the many ways that child illness impacts a marriage — practical, logistical, emotional, financial stresses — and how parents can differ in how they respond, and the strain these differences put on the marriage. A couple shares the different ways they are coping. A mom shares how a divide developed between she and her husband around the care of their son with cancer.