Mainstay: For the Well Spouse of the Chronically Ill
With the kind permission of the author, Maggie Strong, we offer WSA Members access to selected chapters from the 1st edition (1988) of her book, Mainstay: For the Well Spouse of the Chronically Ill. These chapters are available in the Members Only section of the WSA website.
The odd-numbered chapters of Mainstay share Maggie's personal story, and they are all available to WSA Members.
The even-numbered chapters offer information on different diseases, financial matters, common emotions experienced by well spouses, illnesses' effect on marriage and children, and legal questions; and they provide interviews with other well spouses, as well as with medical and psychological professionals. Since the information in these chapters may now be outdated, we only offer chapters 8 and 12.
You can read the Introduction chapter below.